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Box Folding: An Exercise in Prediction, Measurement, and Analysis

Box Folding: An Exercise in Prediction, Measurement, and Analysis image A lesson to accompany the "Folding a Rectangular Prism" applet
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Author: George Reese
Date Created: 7/20/2004
Last Modified: 1/1/2006

Detailed Description:

Many students at the middle and high school level experience difficulty understanding the concept of volume. This venerable activity has been used for decades without technology to convey the counter-intuitive changes that occur in volume when folding boxes. With the addtion of the simulation tool, a java applet, and spreadsheets, we can collect more data and explore patterns in the data more easily.

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Lesson (Lessons that don't include any sort of interactive component.)
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