Objective 602.4.15-21: Discuss how to introduce the concept of surface area of a cube in grades 5 and 6 and describe the prerequisite skills necessary to complete this problem.
Task: Write a brief essay (suggested length of 2 pages, not including illustrations) that discusses the following:
A. Describe how to introduce the concept of surface area of a cube to students in grades 5 and 6.
B. Describe the prerequisite skills the students need to be able to solve a problem involving the surface area of a cube.
C. Explain how to teach the skills the students need to:
1. Understand the steps necessary to turn “2-dimensional” materials into a 3-dimensional cube.
2. Determine the exterior surface area of a cube.
Note: You may use illustrative sketches to clarify your explanation.
D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.