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In this volume activity, students find the volume of five cones.  Students are given two pieces of information for each cone.  Solutions are provided.
The formula to find the volume of a cone is volume equals one-third times the base times the height. The base can be found by using the formula to find the area of a circle: base equals pi times radius squared. So it seems that the area of the base needs to be found to solve for the area of a cone. Follow along in this video as the instructor goes through the steps for finding the area of a cone.
Mathematicians investigate maximizing volume by learning to explore the problem in which they seek to maximize the volume of a cone.  Students solve the problem symbolically, graphically, and through the use of integration or differentiation and are evaluated accordingly. 
In this Algebra II/Geometry lesson, young scholars investigate the problem of maximizing the volume of a cone. They build concrete models and calculate the volume. Pupils use technology to construct, gather data, and determine the sector angle that maximizes the volume. 
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.
Young scholars investigate volume of a cone.  In this secondary mathematics activity, students explore what sector angle maximizes the cone’s volume.  Young scholars collect data for a variety of angles, make a scatter plot and determine the maximum value from the scatter plot.
This lesson plan 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. 
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.
Students calculate the volume for different cones and pyramids. In this geometry instructional activity, students analyze the volume for 2 and 3 dimensional objects.
In this geometry learning exercise, 10th graders find the volume of a cone, or given the volume find the radius or the height.  The one page interactive learning exercise contains five multiple choice questions and is self checking. 
A big ice cream cone is the perfect representation of a a mathematical sphere and cone. The activity asks learners to determine whether the scoop of ice cream can fit inside the cone if packed in. If not, construct a new cone that will fit the scoop of ice cream and be a reasonable size. There can be multiple correct answers so let your class decide which cone is their favorite!
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. The third explains the formula used to find the volume of square pyramids by slicing up a right rectangular prism into small pyramids. Finally, the volume formula of a sphere is neatly derived.
Which vase holds more water: a cylinder, sphere, or cone? Figure out which should be used for your sister's birthday bouquet with this practical word problem.
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 instructional activity 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.
In this volume and surface area worksheet, learners use their calculators to find the volume or surface area of a pictured 3-dimensional figure.
In this geometry worksheet, 10th graders determine the volume of a cone, given either the diameter or radius and the height. The one page interactive worksheet contains ten questions. Answers and hints are included. 
A fabulous four-page assignment explores volume formulae for rectangular prisms, cylinders, cones, and pyramids. Pupils apply the formulas to solve problems, match diagrams to values, and address real-world scenarios. A detailed answer key shows step-by-step how to arrive at the correct result. This is a colorful and attractive assignment to add to your curriculum arsenal!
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.
In this Geometry Chapter 13 review worksheet, students complete 20 multiple choice questions and 1 bonus question regarding volume, dilation, and midpoint and distance between points of 3D objects.
In this geometric shapes worksheet, 7th graders solve and complete 8 different problems that include working in a 3-D sudoku puzzle. First, they determine the area of a circle of a sphere to the nearest tenth. Then, students determine the ratio of the volume of a cone to the volume of a cylinder. They also determine the dimensions of a radius and height of a cylinder tripled.

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