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Observing Student Reasoning and Proof
  Introduction | Problem: Building Rafts with Rods | Solution: Building Rafts with Rods | Student Work #1 | Questions and Answers #1 | Student Work Reflection #1 | Student Work #2 | Questions and Answers #2 | Student Work Reflection #2 | Observe Classroom | Classroom Practice | Your Journal


You have an unlimited supply of yellow Cuisenaire rods. The dimensions of one yellow rod are 5 cm by 1 cm by 1 cm:

yellow cuisenaire rods

You have three tasks:

1. Calculate the surface area and volume for rafts made from one yellow rod, two yellow rods, three yellow rods, and so forth, up to 10 yellow rods. Record your data in a table.

2. Generate formulas for the surface area and volume of a raft made from any number (n) of yellow rods.

3. Graph your data.

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