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Surface Area and Volume of 3D Shape Nets (Fractions)

This is an unofficial Minecraft project-based learning activity where students compute the surface area and volume of geometric nets from multiple rectangular prisms, and then can color and assemble those nets into their very own version of the creeper character to take home! For this project, students will be solving volume and surface area of prisms with fractions .

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Why you'll love this

For an easier version of the activity, where the dimensions of the prisms are in decimals and whole numbers, see:

This is a great way to connect with your kids over their favorite video game. Or a hands-on activity that will impress parents at open house or back to school night!

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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