Surface Area Teacher Resources
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Teach Surface Area and Volume in the Most Engaging Way!
Build a Zarcon-proof home as a math activity that will provide tremendous advantages for engagement, for differentiation, and for mastery of concepts. This activity focuses specifically on surface area and volume using mathematical modeling.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Shape It Up, Ship It Out!
Middle schoolers determine the volume of three-dimensional figures. In this shape it up lesson, learners calculate the volume of a cone, cylinder, and a rectangular prism. They determine the most efficient and cost effective way to package and ship given objects.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Volume of Pyramid
Go beyond the basic formulas and uncover the surface area and volume of 3-D shapes with this comprehensive and organized instructional activity packet. The problems include the basic formula computations while also challenging your learners to derive formulas and practice with complex shapes.
7 mins 6th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Cones and Spheres
Geometry whizzes solve and complete 24 different problems that include determining the volume and surface area of spheres and cones. First, they use the given information to determine the volume of a cone. Then, pupils use the given information to determine the surface area of a sphere.
9th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Pyramids and Cones
This resource is rich with student thinking around computing the surface area and volume of a square pyramid and a cone. Embedded in what looks like a typical lesson out of a textbook are vocabulary, examples including complete solutions and graphics, an activity filling in the steps of a proof, an activity where learners find an unknown measurement of a pyramid or cone, assessment discussion questions, and many practice problems and applications.
7 mins 8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Math: Exploring Geometry
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade with classmates, who calculate surface area and volume of some of the structures.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cone?
The lateral surface area of a cone. Hmmm, what does that mean? Oh, it means the part you see if the cone was sitting on a flat surface, so it does not include the base. But if you want to include the base then it would be finding the surface area of a cone.
5 mins 7th - 10th Math
How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cone if You Don't Know the Slant Height?
Did you know you can use the Pythagorean theorem to find the slant height of a cone? You can! Just watch this tutorial and see how you can find the lateral and surface area of a given cone using slant height and the Pythagorean theorem.
7 mins 9th - 11th Math
Covering Up! Surface Area Take Home Activity
Learners apply the formulas for surface area of three-dimensional shapes (cones and rectangular prisms) to find how much paint is needed to cover a wall, and how much fabric is needed to cover a bed. They complete a bonus activity in which they figure how much paint is needed to decorate a cone-shaped hat for a party.
7th - 9th Math
Surface Area and Volume of Conics - Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres
This is a multi-faced unit that looks at circles, arcs, sectors, cylinders, cones, spheres, and hemispheres. The formulas for finding length, area, surface area, and volume are discussed with an eye towards an intuitive understanding. Vocabulary is also stressed.
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Concept Attainment Model: Volume and Surface Area
Using a concept attainment approach, learners identify surface area and volume by sorting examples (photos) that depict each concept (positive) from those that don't (negative). Then as a class, they develop definitions of each term based on the attributes they saw or did not see in each example.
4th - 7th Math
Surface Area and Volume
You and your class will like this lesson plan on using visual models to relate the volume and surface area of solid shapes. Learners construct three-dimensional forms using nets. They calculate the surface area and volume for each and then draw them.
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Math 7/8 Review for Formulas, Area, Surface Area, and Volume
In this area, surface area, and volume learning exercise, students solve 19 short answer problems. Students find the area of two dimensional polygons and circles. Students find the surface area and volume of prisms and pyramids.
9th - 12th Math
Fill and Wrap It Up
Pupils find the surface area and volume of the solid figures by measuring the length and the height of each face and base. They use concrete models to derive formulas for finding perimeter, circumference, area, surface area, and volume of two and three dimensional shapes.
6th - 8th Math