# Discuss how to introduce the concept of surface area of a cube in grades 5 and 6

**Question description**

Write a
brief essay (*suggested length of 2 pages, not including illustrations*)
that discusses the following:

A. Describe how to introduce the concept of surface area of a cube to students in grades 5 and 6.

B. Describe the prerequisite skills the students need to be able to solve a problem involving the surface area of a cube.

C. Explain how to teach the skills the students need to:

1.** **Understand the steps necessary to turn
“2-dimensional” materials into a 3-dimensional cube.

2. Determine the exterior surface area of a cube.

*Note:* *You may use illustrative sketches
to clarify your explanation*.

D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format

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