Distinguish between and solve real-world problems involving volume and surface area.
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This lesson brings together students’ skills in working with 3-D figures, distinguishing between contexts that call for volume vs. those that call for surface area.
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Determine if each situation below would be solved by finding the surface area or the volume of the object. Explain your reasoning.
At a daycare, Kiran sees children climbing on this foam play structure.
Kiran is thinking about building a structure like this for his younger cousins to play on.
Vinyl ($$\mathrm{in^3}$$) | Cost ($) | |
Row 1 | 75 | 0.45 |
Row 2 | 125 | 0.75 |
Foam Play Structure is made available by Open Up Resources under the CC BY 4.0 license. Copyright © 2017 Open Up Resources. Download for free at openupresources.org. Accessed March 10, 2018, 1:39 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.?
The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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Melody is planning a raised bed for her vegetable garden.
Grade 7 Mathematics > Module 3 > Topic C > Lesson 25 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
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