Volume of a Cone Teacher Resources
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How Do You Find the Volume of a Cone?
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.
5 seconds 6th - 10th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Screaming for Ice Cream
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.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Maximizing a Paper Cone's Volume
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.
10th - 11th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Formula for the Volume of a Cone?
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.
5 mins 6th - 9th Math 12 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Maximizing a Paper Cup's Volume
Students investigate volume of a cone. For this secondary mathematics lesson, students explore what sector angle maximizes the cone’s volume. Students collect data for a variety of angles, make a scatter plot and determine the maximum value from the scatter plot.
10th - 11th Math 3 Views 2 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
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 14 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Much Ice Cream?
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.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 3 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 10 Views 6 Downloads 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 plan 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 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Relating Volume in 3D Objects with Ten Problems
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.
6th - 8th Math 82 Views 126 Downloads 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 10 Views 102 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Working in 3-D Sudoku
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.
7th Math 4 Views 16 Downloads