Mathematical Monday - Volume with Product Boxes

I happened to walk by this fabulous math project that one of my team members was doing with our kids. With her permission, I'm sharing it with you :) As a side note, I don't have pictures of the process because I discovered this project after-the-fact.

In math class, they have been working on finding the volume of a rectangular prism. Students brought in boxes from various products, such as cereals, mac and cheese, even empty cases of pop. They used interlocking cubes to measure the length, width, and height of the box. Then they found the volume of the box using cubic units as the label. Using grid paper, they traced the dimensions on each side, cut out the box, reproduced the artwork on the sides, and assembled it into a box.

Here is how they ended up! My favorite is the case of Mountain Dew :)

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  1. Great activity! I love it :) Thanks for sharing the idea! I love the Mountain Dew, too :)

  2. oh these are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing, I would love to try this later this year! :)

  3. These are so cool! Love this idea!

  4. What a great idea! Love this activity and the Mt. Dew Case!


  5. I'm digging the Mountain Dew too! I need a Diet Coke one of these!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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