Surface Area Teacher Resources
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Volume of Prisms
Explore the concept of volume of prisms using an applet to perform the calculations. The link to the interactive applet is embedded into the lesson plan as well as a link to associated data sheets. Get your math class to the computer lab and build some skills!
7th - 10th Math 6 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Middle School Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
Having a good working knowledge of math vocabulary is so important for learners as they progress through different levels of mathematical learning. Here is 125 pages worth of wonderfully constructed vocabulary and concept review cards. This is a fantastic resource that you can use throughout the school year.
5th - 9th Math 52 Views 46 Downloads
Youngsters learn to recognize the characteristics of two and three dimensional shapes. Students predict if a shape that is two or three dimensional is translucent, opaque, or transparent based on what they have just learned. They use a flashlight to try to create a shadow to check their predictions.
K - 4th Math 9 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fish Tank Problem (Volume)
This task will give your geometry learners practice solving problems using volume formulas of cylinders and prisms as well as make some fish very happy. The task is to submerge a home for the fish in a tank that is a rectangular prism. The fish home is a cylinder with a hole in the middle in the shape of a right square prism.
8th - 11th Math 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fish Tank Problem
Thomas needs help with his fish tank! He wants to add a large decoration that will serve as a home for the fish in the tank. The decoration is a right solid cylinder with a hole through the middle in the shape of a right square prism. Thomas wants to make sure that the water in the tank won't overflow when he adds the decoration.
8th - 11th Math 34 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The volume of various solids is explored in five sections with the last being eight example problems including step-by-step solutions. Using Cavalieri’s principle and easy-to-follow direct instructions with colored pictures, the first section defines volume, the second explores the volume of a right rectangular prism and related solids, expanding to a general formula for the volume of any prism.
7 mins 8th - 12th Math 14 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In this similar figures worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 21 different problems related to various types of figures. First, they determine the ratio of similarity between two similar pyramids given their height. Then, students find the volume of a right, square pyramid and draw a picture and label the sides.
10th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Traditional American Indian Lodges
Students explore the mathematical properties of traditional American Indian lodges. They examine the effect of increasing sides of a polygon, calculate the surface area of prisms and cylinders, and construct a classroom size pyramid using crepe paper.
8th - 10th Math 6 Views 14 Downloads
In this optimization of satellites worksheet, students read about the Octagonal IMAGE satellite and solve 4 problems related to the size and shape of the satellite and the solar cells used to power the satellite. Students find the mass of the satellite, the surface area, the power provided by the satellite to the instruments and the cost to place the satellite into orbit.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Towers of Steel
This lesson starts with geometers discussing how to find the volume of a cone and pyramid, using what they know about the volume of a cylinder or prism. Then, using the formulas, they calculate the volume of cones and other conics using the correct formula.
9th - 11th Math 6 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Here's the Scoop
Eleventh graders work in small groups to derive the formula for calculating the surface area of a cone from cone-shaped ice cream wrappers. Using a hands-on approach, the lesson guides students through deriving the surface area formula in terms of the circumference of the base and the slant height.
11th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Here's The Scoop
Eleventh graders work together to calculate the surface area of a cone using only a wrapper. While completing their calculations, they must develop a formula to determine surface area using circumference and height. To end the lesson they make a scale drawing of the cone using their calculations.
11th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Areas and Volumes of Similar Solids
In this areas and volumes worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 14 different problems that include various types of similar solids. First, they use the given information to find the similarity ratio of the smaller figure to the larger figure.
10th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Maximum and Minimum Problems
In this maximum and minimum problems worksheet, learners solve and complete 9 various types of problems. First, they find two numbers with a given sum. Then, students find the maximum and minimum value of each equation. They also find the dimensions of the largest rectangular box given the length.
11th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 10 Downloads
In this volume learning exercise, 10th graders solve 10 different problems that include various types of figures. First, they determine the volume of a prism, pyramid, cylinder, cone, and a sphere as shown. Then, students determine the surface are of each of the same figures given the measurements.
10th Math 3 Views 22 Downloads