Choosing the Best Cylinders

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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 determine fair prices for the new containers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class bring in different cylindrical containers to investigate
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be familiar with surface area and volume formulas for cylinders
  • Experience with similarity is necessary
  • Lists possible extension questions
  • Gives sample answers
  • None
Common Core