Learning by Logic: Total Surface Area (SMILE)
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Carolyne Boyd, Bennett Elementary School  
A lesson designed to teach students to calculate the area of plane surfaces using the formulas for the area of a square, rectangle, and triangle; develop the formula for calculating (and calculate) the total surface area of a cube and a rectangular prism; and apply concepts to determine the total surface area of a variety of classroom and household materials. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.  


Levels:  Elementary, Middle School (68) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities 
Math Topics:  Euclidean Plane Geometry 
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