Design a Better Drink Can

High schoolers model volume and surface area algebraically.  In this modeling volume and surface area algebraically lesson, students make tables and graphs of volume and surface area dimensions of soda cans.  High schoolers determine the soda can (cylinder) design with the smallest surface area, but largest volume. 

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2007
Usage Permissions
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