Maximizing Volume with Solids and Nets

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This month's activity explores rectangular prisms (e.g., cereal boxes) to ascertain why it is such a popular shape. An activity sheet is included.

Footnotes

Edited by S. Asli Özgün-Koca, aokoca@wayne.edu, Wayne State University, Detroit. Readers are encouraged to submit manuscripts through http://mtms.msubmit.net.

Contributor Notes

Victoria L. Miles, Vlm0728@aol.com, is the mathematics department chair at Middleborough High School in Middleborough, Massachusetts. She enjoys writing standards-based curriculum and assessments. Her favorite math topics are geometry, problem solving, and recreational mathematics, and she is interested in helping students appreciate the relevance of mathematics in their lives.

(Corresponding author is Miles Vlm0728@aol.com)
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

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