Instructional Activity# Using Nets to Find Surface Area

Lesson 14. Unit 1. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 14, Unit 1, Grade 6. In this activity, students cut and assemble nets into polyhedra and learn to use nets to find surface area. The presence of a grid supports students in their calculations. It also reinforces the idea of area as the number of unit squares in a region and the connection between area and surface area. Students apply what they learned earlier about areas of triangles and parallelograms to find surface area.