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In this volume and surface area worksheet, students find the volume in each of the ten problems listed and write their measurements in terms of the larger amount. They find the volume of a sphere, a rectangular solid, and a cylinder. Students also determine the surface area of a cube, a sphere, and a right circular cone in the last 3 problems.
Students will examine solids to determine which has the least surface area. They will also understand the use of units, square units, and cubic units. There is also the teaching and application of geometry formulas to perform calculations.
Eighth graders measure the surface area and wrapper area of five pieces of candy. They use appropriate formulas and measuring techniques to complete information needed for a spreadsheet and database. They write to the company with the most wasted paper
Introduce the procedure needed to find the volume of a rectangular prism. Learners rank various prisms such as cereal boxes and tissue boxes from smallest to largest volume. They use an applet to find the volume and surface area of each rectangular prisms.
In this geometry instructional activity, 10th graders determine the surface area of a cone, pyramid, prism, or cylinder. The one page interactive instructional activity contains five multiple choice questions, a hint for each question, and is self checking.
Young scholars identify and sketch the nets for sphere. In this geometry lesson, students differentiate between two and three dimensional shapes. They find the surface area of each sphere.
In this surface area learning exercise, students determine the surface area of a rectangular box given the volume. They graph hyperbolas and calculate the dimensions of a cone. This two-page learning exercise contains three problems.
In this geometry instructional activity, students calculate the surface area and volume of a solid. They derive and find the formula to solve cylinder and cones. There are five multiple choice question with an answer key.
In this geometry activity, 10th graders determine the volume and /or surface area of pyramids, cones, and prisms. The one page interactive activity contains fourteen multiple choice questions and is self checking.
Here is a geometry activity in which learners strive for the calculations to various surface area and volume word problems involving prisms or pyramids. There are 14 multiple choice questions.
Pupils study the surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes by creating a water tank comprised of these shapes. They work in small groups to research water tanks, develop scale drawings and build a scale model.
Students working in cooperative groups solve problems involving surface area of cylinders. They collect data from a real-world example involving the Lay Family Concert Organ. The drawing for this activity is an actual scale drawing produced by C.B. Fisk, Inc.
Seventh graders create their own cylinders and explore the surface area of a cylinder.
First, you need to know the formula for the area of a circle, and then you need to know the formula for the volume of a cylinder, and then from these two you can put together the formula for the volume of a cone. If you are given a couple of values, you can then plug them into the formula and find the volume of the given cone.
In this similar solids instructional activity, students solve 5 multiple choice problems. Students find unknown sides of a solid using proportions and similarity. Students find the surface area of a prism or solid using similarity.
Fifteen formulas for area, surface area, perimeter, circumference, and volume can be matched with descriptions of their uses: "the amount of soup inside a can," "the distance around a pizza," "the amount of air inside an ice cream cone," or "the infield of a baseball diamond." Once learners have completed the matching exercise, they can keep the sheet in their notebooks for reference.
Students explore the concept of volume. In this volume lesson, students use right triangle trigonometry to calculate the volume of various prisms, pyramids, cones, and cylinders.
Learners calculate volume using the correct formula and the correct unit. They explore different prisms, spheres, cubes, and cones as they calculate volume and relate it to depths in oceans.
For this maximum and minimum worksheet, students solve and complete 10 various types of word problems. First, they find the numbers if the product of the square of one of the numbers with the cube of the other number is to be a maximum. Then, students determine the coordinates of the point on a parabola given a point.
Eighth graders define volume, prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones. They find the volume of those shapes, and determine which volume formulas to use for each shape. They utilize a worksheet and access websites imbedded in this plan to gain practice.