Day 164: Dandy Candies

Geometry tackled Dandy Candies today. This 3-Act has a great flow and I love the animations in the video.


I made a couple mistakes along the way in asking students to solve for both surface area and ribbon used at the same time; too much was happening at once for some of ’em. However, they were able to answer both questions by the end of the period. I sent them home work the extension question of “Is there a packaging method out there that uses even less cardboard than option B?”.

Another great question just came to mind: Will the option that uses the least amount of cardboard always use the least amount of ribbon? These questions are scary close to maximum and minimum values of functions… Nice.

More to come on this tomorrow.


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