Would You Rather? Cubic Candles

Your stepfather makes and sells cube-shaped candles. He wants your help to figure out how to box them up to ship to stores.

Would you rather design…

A box that holds 63 candles? Or a box that holds 64 candles?

Use pictures, models, words, numbers, or symbols to justify your choice. 

I would rather design boxes that hold … because … 


Can you think of a reason the other choice might make sense?


Create your own problem like this one. Share it with someone and ask them to explain their choice.