Ceral Box Design

Ceral Box Design

Complete the following activity.

You will turn in the results of this activity for your assessment for this lesson.

  1. Calculate the volume and surface area of a standard cereal box.
  2. Calculate the cost of manufacturing a standard cereal box if cardboard costs .05 per square inch.
  3. Design a new cereal box that will hold the same amount of cereal but reduce manufacturing costs. Prove that your new design holds the same amount but can be manufactured more cheaply.
  4. Draw a net of your new design. Include all relevant measurements so that your cereal box can be mass produced.

You will turn in the following:

  • a table containing the measurements of a standard cereal box
  • clearly labeled work showing how you calculated the volume of a standard cereal box
  • clearly labeled work showing how you calculated the surface area of a standard cereal box
  • clearly labeled work showing how you found the cost of producing a standard cereal box
  • an explanation proving that your new design holds the same amount of cereal as a standard cereal box but that it costs less to manufacture
  • a net of your new design, including any measurements that would be necessary to produce the cereal box