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vOLUME AND SURFACE AREA USING A CUBE        i

Exploring Surface Area and Volume

Directions:                                                                                                   Return to menu.
1) Print this page first by clicking on the Print button above.
2) Look at this cube and answer the questions below.

3)  
      A)  Find the volume by counting the number of small cubes.
             Volume = ____
      B)  Find the surface area of the entire cube by counting the squares on
            each face ( side of the cube).
             Surface Area = ____
4)  Explain why the surface area is different from the volume

 

5)   Bonus:  Take one layer and move it around. Fill in the chart below.
 

For: Volume Surface Area
One Layer         
Two Layers           
Three Layers           

 
6) Write about the relationship between volume and surface area of the layers.

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Author: Dr. Marcia L. Tharp  
 Last Revision: Oct. 18, 2002
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