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Sales of the Cholongo Chocolate Company’s Chocolongo bar have plummeted in recent years because of the environmental movement. The public is increasingly concerned about the environment and the Chocolongo Chocolate company has been named the largest producer of packaging waste in the chocolate bar industry.
The president wants to continue providing her loyal customers with the same volume of chocolate while reducing the amount of packaging used. Therefore, her strategy team must determine a different format for the bar.
To preserve some similarity between the original Chocolongo bar and the new one, the team leader requires that the new bar have only a single wrapping. No additional sleeve is to be used. The team must provide proof that the selected format will result in the least amount of packaging. A member of the strategy team has asked our department for assistance with this challenge.
You have 36 interlocking cubes, which represent the total volume of a Chocolongo bar. Your task is to work with the 36 interlocking cubes to find all other possible formats for the new and improved bar. For shipping and storage purposes, the final product must be in the form of a rectangular prism.
You will be working in teams of three. As a first step, you will work to complete every possible format for the new Chocolongo bar and identify the total surface area for each possibility. You will present this information on Thursday.
“Your task will be to determine which chocolate bar is the better product. Remember that it must meet consumer concerns and use less packaging, and it must be appealing and practical.”
President, Chocolongo Chocolate Company
Begin by opening the excel spreadsheet created on Tuesday. It is located in the local drive folder of each MacBook
Examine the dimensions (length, height and width) and surface area of each redesigned Chocolongo bar. As a group discuss which two redesigned Chocolongo bars best meets the requirements given by the company president.
Before making a final selection of your group’s first and second choice for redesigned Chocolongo bar visually examine the chocolate models of each redesigned Chocolongo Bar created on Wednesday.
Once again, discuss which two redesigned Chocolongo bars best meets the requirements given by the company president.
Open the Isometric Drawing Tool and create the isometric drawing for your group’s first choice of redesigned Chocolongo Bar. Click on ‘View’ and use ‘grab’ to capture the isometric drawing. Next change the view from 3D to Orthographic (front, right and top). Once again use ‘grab’ to capture the FRT view. Paste the isometric and orthographic images into your spreadsheet under the heading ‘Chocolongo Redesign #1’.
Repeat the above steps for your groups second choice of redesigned Chocolongo bar.
Print your spreadsheet to the Black and White printer. The spreadsheet should print on a single sheet of large 11 by 17 paper. If it does not ask Mr. Z. for help.
Prepare your group presentation to the president of the Chocolongo Chocolate Company. It is your job to convince her that your choice of redesigned Chocolongo bar best meets her requirements.
Things to consider including in your presentation: