. Grade 5, Illustrative icon

Box of Clay

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task provides an opportunity to compare the relative volumes of boxes in order to calculate the mass of clay required to fill them. These relative volumes can be calculated geometrically, filling the larger box with smaller boxes, or arithmetically using the given dimensions. This purpose of this task is to help students understand what happens when you scale the dimensions of a right rectangular solid.

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