Real World Activities Involving Volume, Surface Area, and Trigonometry
Students explore the concept of volume. In this volume lesson, students use right triangle trigonometry to calculate the volume of various prisms, pyramids, cones, and cylinders.
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Authentic Activities for Connecting Mathematics to the Real World
Check out the handout from a presentation that contains a collection of high school algebra projects connecting a variety of mathematics to the real world. Activities range from simple probabilities to calculus. The activities can be...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Discover formulas for surface area by analyzing nets. Using graph paper and nets, young scholars work toward deriving the formulas. They first derive the formula for a pyramid and then connect their processes to finding a formula for cones.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cone?
The lateral surface area of a cone. Hmmm, what does that mean? Oh, it means the part you see if the cone was sitting on a flat surface, so it does not include the base. But if you want to include the base then it would be finding the...
5 mins 7th - 10th Math
How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cone if You Don't Know the Slant Height?
Did you know you can use the Pythagorean theorem to find the slant height of a cone? You can! Just watch this tutorial and see how you can find the lateral and surface area of a given cone using slant height and the Pythagorean theorem.
7 mins 9th - 11th Math