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by Jon Orr


Act One

  • Jon Orr

    Jon Orr

    October 01, 2014

    What is the maximum volume that can be made from the cardboard?

Act Two

  • Teacher note
    Possible Lesson Plan

    1. Play the first video. Ask students what they see.

    2. Discuss finding the maximum volume.

    3. Play it again and ask them to yell out when they think the maximum volume is reached.

    4. Have students make different boxes by cutting the squares out of the corners.

    5. Develop a model for the volume of the box in terms of the unknown height.

    I liked this tie-in to desmos http://hilbertshotel.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/3-acts-volume-of-a-box/

    6. Show the final video revealing the maximum height.

Act Three


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