Here is a surface area activity similar to the one posted yesterday. Like the tin men, MsMathemagician's class used 3D figures to make surface area calculations. Her class was given flexibility: they were told to make a 3D creation of their choice, as long as it featured a certain number of specific shapes. Students' imaginations ran wild!
Once they completed that part at home, students brought the projects to to class, where they calculated the surface area and volume of their constructions.
Check out her blog to see students' creative work, as well as the project instructions and rubric.