Math Missions

Surface Area of 3D Shape Nets (Decimal, Fractions, Whole Numbers)

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Why you'll love this

Try this emoji-themed project-based learning activity where students compute the surface area of geometric nets across 5 levels, and can even draw their own emoji on a cube that students can take home!

What math does this practice?Dimensions in this activity include whole numbers, decimals, and fractions:

  • Part 1: Surface area calculation on a given cube nets

  • Part 2: Draw net and calculate surface area (whole number dimensions)

  • Part 3: Draw net and calculate surface area (decimal dimensions)

  • Part 4: Draw net and calculate surface area (fractional dimensions)

  • Part 5: Design your own emoji net (provide students color pencils/tape/glue)

What's included?

  • Black & white worksheets -- more artistic lesson, students can color in!

  • Color worksheets -- faster lesson, no need to color!

  • Instructions

  • Answer key

What do you need?

  • Printouts of the activity

  • Scissors

  • Glue sticks or tape

  • Colored pencils or markers (for black & white worksheets)

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