180 Days of Ideas for Discussion in Math Class. (as of 9July2014, we're in overtime!)
Monday, October 13, 2014
279: Rectangular nets of Maximum Size - Separate Pieces
Using a single sheet of 8.5x11 paper ... cover a rectangular solid.
You can cut the paper.
What arrangement of rectangles seems to work best to cover it with no waste?
Which set of rectangles covers the prism with the largest possible volume?
"Find the sizes of the six rectangular pieces that can be made from a standard piece of paper (8.5" x 11") that that will cover the rectangular prism with the largest volume."
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