Illuminations: Building A Box

This lesson uses a real-world situation to help develop students’ spatial visualization skills and geometric understanding.

Emma, a new employee at a box factory, is supposed to make cube‑shaped jewelry boxes. Students help Emma determine how many different nets are possible and then analyze the resulting cubes.

 

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Geometry
K-6, Middle School, Educator

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