# Sweet Dimensions ... Adapted from Metric Measuring #35

## Article excerpt

1. Fold two 3"x 5" index cards in the middle, and tape them to

make 4 walls of a box.

2. How many dimensions can you measure using sugar cubes?

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OBJECTIVE

To measure a box in1,2, and 3 dimensions. To calculate area and volume by multiplying lengths.

LAB NOTES

Introduction: Ask students to identify each dimension below as YOU act it out. Then call out dimensions for THEM to act out.

1-dimension = Width, Length, Height or Depth: Pantomime stretching out invisible string.

2-dimensions =Area: Pantomime wiping an invisible, flat surface.

3-dimensions = Volume: Move hands in all three directions to occupy 3-D space.

Step 1. Fold the cards evenly in half. Match and secure edges with tape. Prop open into a "box."

Step 3. All dimensions come out about even. Students can stack sugar cubes to find answers, or multiply the sides to find area and volume.

EVALUATION

Trim paper to 25.6 cm by 19. …

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