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Real life applications with surface area and volume

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From: Gail (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Apr 11, 2007 at 06:44:05
Subject: Re: Real life applications with surface area and volume

How about having students design a container to hold some new breakfast cereal, or a drink? The cost of the container is determined by its surface area, the amount of material needed to construct it. The amount the company can charge is determined by how much the container will hold, its volume. You can have students build rectangular prisms and cylinders from construction paper, and determine whose container will cost the least, and the most, and whose will hold the most. -Gail, for the T2T service

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