In this lesson students will be completing task exploring volume of shipping boxes by packing them with various size merchandise. Students are charged with creating a chart that workers in the shipping department can use when filling the boxes with the merchandise.
This is actually a difficult task and students will have to preserve while working with peers. I provide each group with a copy of the task and go over the directions with them before releasing them to begin working.
I allow the students plenty of time to work and struggle through the task. Students may need assistance creating a chart for recording data. I have included a sample of what a chart may look like.
Here are some questions from the task that can be used to guide students while working.