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Building a Box

This lesson helps students develop spatial visualization skills and geometric understanding by exploring the different nets that can be folded into a cube. The lesson is placed in the context of a young woman who is trying to build a jewelry box. The lesson provides an activity sheet, a link to a helpful applet (Cube Nets, cataloged separately), questions for students and teachers, and ideas for assessment and extensions.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Dr. Bob Mann - Author
Math TopicGeometry, Measurement, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Dr. Bob Mann - Author
    • Publication Date2000
    • Rights(c) 2000-2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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