Instructional Activity# A Box of Chocolates

Lesson 13. Unit 7. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 13, Unit 7, Grade 7. In this activity, students practice mentally dissecting a prism with a non-rectangular base into simpler prisms. The dissection corresponds to a dissection of the base into simpler figures. This expands on students' ability to calculate the area of a base of a figure that has a rectangular base because here the base is not a rectangle. This prepares students to calculate the volume of this figure and other figures in future lessons.