Coca-Cola Building Projection (Surface Area)

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Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
Lesson Plan Details
1 Class Period

Students will learn to solve real-world problems involving surface area of a rectangular prism.

Smart Notebook File (Coca-Cola Problem)

Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to review problem and watch the video.  


In this lesson, the teacher will have students view video and make a prediction about the essential question (including answers that are too high and too low).  Teacher will then facilitate student brainstorming for information that is important to solve the essential question.  Once students have had a chance to solve on their own, teacher will then show the answer.  Teacher will summarize learning and process of solving the essential question (student work may be included to show solving process).  


Review student work and assign a "sequel" question to check for understanding. (sequel questions are on the last page of the smart notebook)

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1A. Apply existing knowledge to forecast possibilities and generate new ideas, products or processes.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3A. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4A. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
4B. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR3A. Take responsibility for decisions and actions and anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.
CR4A. Maintain regular attendance and be on time.
Problem Solving: 
CR2A. Identify problems and locate information that may lead to solutions.