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Activity: Exploring Volume with Virtual Manipulatives   [PDF]
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Description: This lesson was originally created for grade 5 math students in my building, but it is very suitable for grades 6-8. The lesson guides students to explore an applet by NCTM Illuminations. In the lesson, students play with an open box and its net. They fill it with cubes to gain understanding of surface area and volume.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Victoria Miles
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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