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Middle Grades Math: Creating Boxes
by Texas Instruments

Updated on February 24, 2015

Overview

Students graph the relationship between the length of the sides of the cut-out squares and the volume of the resulting box. They trace the graph to decide the best square-size which can result in a box of maximum volume.

Key Steps

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    Define the relationship in terms of two variables, x and y.

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    Define the portion of the coordinate plane over which you wish to view the graph.