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Cuboid challenge poster

Students make an open box from a 20 cm by 20 cm piece of card by cutting out four squares and folding the flaps. They are then challenged to calculate the largest volume of the box.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Student
Purpose Student task, Home practice tasks
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Measurement
Topics Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving the volume and capacity of right prisms using appropriate units

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P9)

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