youcubed: Packing Circles (9-12)

This activity allows students to explore how to optimize the packaging of circular objects which relates to many real-life scenarios.

Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively to determine which packaging strategy is optimal for a set of six discs. Students can think creatively about their packaging strategies and exploring the relationship between the area of circles and that of other shapes.

Geometry, Problem-Solving
High School, Educator

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