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Virginia Department of Education

#### Exploring 3-D Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take young mathematicians on an exploration of the world of 3-D geometry with this seven-lesson unit. After first defining the terms perimeter, area, and volume and how they apply to the real world, students continue on to learn the...
Lesson Plan
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Curated OER

#### Flower Vases

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
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.
Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Comparing Snow Cones

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Everyone wants to have the biggest snow cone possible, so would that be in cone-shaped cup or a more cylinder-style cup? Hungry geometry juniors compute the volume of each in this practical task.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Cylinder: Student Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
Pairs of geometry whizzes work together to determine which of three differently shaped cylinders will have the greatest volume. Pupils cut out the three rectangles embedded in the plan, and tape them together to form a cylinder. From...
Activity
Gfletchy

#### Fill ‘er Up

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Drink in a lesson on volume. Individuals first view a video clip where a conical cup is used to pour water into a water cooler jug. Using provided dimensions of the cup and the jug, they estimate the number of cups required to fill the...
Assessment
Bowland

#### Sports Bag

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Lay it out using the least amount of material. Learners use the dimensions of a cylindrical sports bag to find out the size of pieces of material needed to sew them. The pupils find the best placement of the pieces to use the least...
Performance

#### Sand Castle

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Don't let the task slip through your fingers like sand. Scholars design sand castles using hemispheres, pyramids, cones, and cylinders of different sizes. They calculate the volume and surface area and consider how changing the...
Performance

#### Choosing the Best Cylinders

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't be fooled: the taller glass doesn't always hold the most. Given the dimensions of different cylindrical containers for beverages and popcorn, pupils calculate the volumes. They see how changing the dimensions affects the volume and...
eBook
CK-12 Foundation

#### CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

For Students 6th Standards
Twelve chapters cover a multitude of math concepts found in the Common Core standards for sixth grade. Each title provides a brief explanation of what you will find inside the chapter—concepts from which you can click on and learn more...
Unit Plan

#### Being Green – Minimizing the Surface Area of a Soda Can

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Save the world by designing a new soda can! Learners first measure the dimensions of a typical soda can and calculate its surface area and volume. They then use spreadsheet software to minimize the surface area for the volume, thus...
Unit Plan

#### Fun with Solids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Cakes offer a yummy way to learn about math. Scholars use manipulatives to discover the formulas for the surface area and volume of prisms and cylinders. They use their formulas to calculate the amount of cake mix and frosting necessary...
Unit Plan

#### Fun with Solids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Geometry is all around us—if we're only willing to look. The final three activities of the Fun with Solids unit continue work on surface area and volume. For lesson three, scholars investigate the formulas for spheres and solve a problem...
Assessment
Mathed Up!

#### Volume and Surface Area of a Cylinder

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
The measurements are all in the can. The review for the math portion of the General Certificate of Secondary Education assessments provides scholars the opportunity to review finding volume and surface area of a cylinder. Pupils work on...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Pea Problem

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Understanding volume means less mess in the kitchen. Viewers observe a can of peas and a small bowl. They must determine if all of the peas from the can fit into the bowl without spilling using volume formulas to solve the equation.
Activity
101 Questions

#### You Pour, I Choose

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Tall and skinny or short and stout, which glass hold the most liquid? Learners analyze dimensions of cylindrical glasses to determine the one holding the greatest amount of liquid. They brainstorm the relevant dimensions before making...
Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

#### Cross Section Flyer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars see cross sections come to life using an app to investigate cross sections of three-dimensional solids. They look at prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and double cones.
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

#### Surface Area and Volume

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Partners use materials to wrap three-dimensional objects to determine the formula for surface area. The groups use an orange to calculate the amount of peel it takes to completely cover the fruit. Using manipulatives, individuals then...
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Mathed Up!

#### Nets, Plans, and Elevations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
A dimensional resource teaches viewers to recognize 2-D views of 3-D objects and how to match nets with their 3-D figures. Individuals draw different views of three-dimensional objects including views from the front, side elevations and...
Assessment
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Balanced Assessment

#### Disc-Ness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transform your scholars into mathematicians as they develop their own geometric definition. The task asks individuals to compare cylindrical objects and create a definition for the disc-ness of each object. They may use any method and...
Assessment
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Balanced Assessment

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How much material is in a bead? Class members utilize volume formulas to determine the amount of material in a bead. The goal of the assessment is to show that the amount of material left in a bead is the same for all beads with a given...
Assessment
Noyce Foundation

#### Which is Bigger?

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
To take the longest path, go around—or was that go over? Class members measure scale drawings of a cylindrical vase to find the height and diameter. They calculate the actual height and circumference and determine which is larger.
Worksheet
Kuta Software

#### Identifying Solid Figures

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Reinforce basic geometry skills in an elementary math lesson. A simple worksheet prompts learners to identify and label 3-D shapes.
Assessment
Mathematics Assessment Project

#### Propane Tanks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As an assessment task, learners must determine the radius of a new tank that has double the capacity of a given tank. Task tests knowledge of determining volumes of cylinders and spheres.
Workbook
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University of Utah

#### Geometry Part 2: Measurement in 2- and 3-Dimensions, Plane Sections of Solids

For Students 7th Standards
What kind of tree does a math teacher climb? A geometry! Here is a lesson that includes all the geometry resources you could ever wish for in one comprehensive workbook. Class members demonstrate what they have learned by determining the...