Mathalicious: Ice Cubed

What size ice cubes should you put in your drink?

In the past few years, ice cubes have become a big thing. Literally. In glasses all over America, people are chilling their drinks with extra-large ice. But what is it about these heavy-duty crystals that have made them all the rage?

In this lesson, students use surface area, volume, and rates to explore the relationship between the size of ice cubes and how good they are at doing their job: chilling.

 

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