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Relaxing and building prisms in Math class

February 12, 2020

Today we had a visit from Emma Jane our adolescent care worker. She talked with us about how to keep calm, how to stretch, and how to breathe.

We learned a little bit about how our thoughts and behaviour are things we can change, and that their changes will influence our feelings.

We then worked on our challenge of the day: building rectangular prisms with a volume of 300cm^3.

We calculated the surface areas of our prisms and will make more (different) prisms with same volume on Friday. We’ll look for patterns in the dimensions and areas of the various prisms which all have the same volume.

We looked at all of our prisms, and ordered them from greatest to least surface area.

We know that the cube has the smallest surface area of all of the prisms we made.

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