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Creating a Box: Create a box of maximum volume from a given rectangular sheet of paper.

Same but Different: Compare volume and surface area of solids.

Postal Restrictions: Find the dimensions of a cylinder-shaped package, based on USPS requirements, with the largest volume.

Changing Cubes: Explore the effect that changing the dimensions of a cube has on the surface area and volume of the cube.

Changing Cubes II: Explore the effect that changing the surface area and volume of a cube has on the dimensions of the cube.

Volume and Surface Area of a Cube: Explore what happens when you add ratios.

Designing Swimming Pools: Design a swimming pool with a particular volume.

Walking on a Box: Given a box, find the distance between opposite vertices using three different methods.

Cubes in a Box: How many cubes will fit in a box?

Integral Cubes: Can you combine the volume of two integral cubes and form another integral cube?


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