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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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