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In math we are learning about Surface Area and Volume. I was talking to my peers this morning, asking them, "Which one is harder? Surface Area? Or Volume?" Four of seven students think that Surface Area is harder. This is why I am going to explain how to calculate Surface Area and Volume today.

Here is an example of a Three-Dimensional prism.

To find the Surface Area of this rectangular prism we first have to multiply the dimensions to find the area of each face. To find the Area of the top and bottom faces, we would multiply 4x3x2= 24. To find the area of one of the sets of faces, we would multiply 4x5x2= 40. To find the other set of faces, we would multiply 3x5x2= 30. Now, because we have all the calculations, we have to add the area of the faces together. 24+40+30= 94, so the Surface Area of the rectangular prism is 94 units squared.

To find the Volume of the prism we would multiply 3x4x5= 60, so the Volume of the rectangular prism is 60 units cubed.

It amazes me how the…

Here is an example of a Three-Dimensional prism.

To find the Surface Area of this rectangular prism we first have to multiply the dimensions to find the area of each face. To find the Area of the top and bottom faces, we would multiply 4x3x2= 24. To find the area of one of the sets of faces, we would multiply 4x5x2= 40. To find the other set of faces, we would multiply 3x5x2= 30. Now, because we have all the calculations, we have to add the area of the faces together. 24+40+30= 94, so the Surface Area of the rectangular prism is 94 units squared.

To find the Volume of the prism we would multiply 3x4x5= 60, so the Volume of the rectangular prism is 60 units cubed.

It amazes me how the…

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I decided to work with people that I could work well with, and people who would help get the task done on time.

If you worked with other students, how well did you collaborate with them?

I think we collaborated well, we really tried to understand the concepts before we taught the class about something we couldn't explain. We enjoyed working together, and produced a presentation that helped other students better understand the concepts.

What did you learn about your ability to collaborate?

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Pre-Benchmark Reflection

Lauren K.

Today I will be taking the Benchmark Science test, tomorrow I will be taking the Benchmark Social Studies test. Last night I studied all of the study guides from the year. There were four study guides that I used.

The Science Skills Study Guide

The Weather Study Guide

The Atmosphere Study Guide

The Cells Study Guide

The study guide that I had the hardest time understanding was the atmosphere study guide. I think that is because it has been a while since I have reviewed the content in that unit. The Science Skills unit was easy to study for because it has very basic material that I have reviewed in previous years. And the Weather unit was also easy because I have also studied the content in previous years. The Cells unit was the easiest to study for because we just finished the unit on Friday (Today is Tuesday) and I still remember a lot of the material.

Lauren K.

Today I will be taking the Benchmark Science test, tomorrow I will be taking the Benchmark Social Studies test. Last night I studied all of the study guides from the year. There were four study guides that I used.

The Science Skills Study Guide

The Weather Study Guide

The Atmosphere Study Guide

The Cells Study Guide

The study guide that I had the hardest time understanding was the atmosphere study guide. I think that is because it has been a while since I have reviewed the content in that unit. The Science Skills unit was easy to study for because it has very basic material that I have reviewed in previous years. And the Weather unit was also easy because I have also studied the content in previous years. The Cells unit was the easiest to study for because we just finished the unit on Friday (Today is Tuesday) and I still remember a lot of the material.

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