Monday, January 25, 2016

Hands-on Surface Area

The best way to understand the concept of surface area is to actually cover the surface of geometric solids!  Today we used scrap paper to cover boxes.  This helped us identify the shape and area of each of the faces.  Then, we simply added together the area of the faces to find the entire surface area.  Feel free to keep "wrapping and measuring" solids you find in the classroom as part of your work time this week!

finding surface area by covering faces of solids with paper

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