7th Grade Surface Area and Volume Activity

Rise over Run
14.9k Followers
Grade Levels
7th
Standards
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
Pages
20 pages
$5.00
$5.00
Share this resource
Rise over Run
14.9k Followers
Also included in
  1. Prepare you students for high school geometry with this bundle of activities and a checklist.These resources cover the skills necessary for students to be successful in high school geometry. Teaching Geometry, I have noticed many students have forgotten (or never completely learned) many topics fro
    $24.00
    $33.47
    Save $9.47
  2. Looking for seventh grade math resources that are engaging, meaningful, standards-based, and help build conceptual understanding? In this big pack are over 40 resources that include hands-on learning, card sorts, games, projects, group activities, and more! These activities are rigorous and engaging
    $90.00
    $136.96
    Save $46.96
  3. A bundle of group activities, games, hands-on lessons and more to engage students and help them learn 7th grade math standards. Included resources are meant to be fun and challenging. Most are best suited for in person face-to-face learning. They can be used throughout the year to supplement your
    $36.00
    $54.48
    Save $18.48
  4. Want to incorporate more PBL in your lessons? Challenge students to use what they have learned in class as they apply 7th grade standards in these real world application and hands-on projects.Included are 6 engaging projects:Rates & Proportional Relationships Business Startup ProjectProbability
    $13.00
    $17.50
    Save $4.50
  5. These engaging, hands-on resources will help you create a Geometry Unit that your students will love! The discovery activities and real world connections will help the learning to make sense and stick. Included in this pack are the following activities:Scale Drawing Activity where students redesign
    $12.00
    $17.50
    Save $5.50
  6. These 7 activities are perfect for engaging students at the end of the year in preparing for state testing. The problems encourage thinking and collaboration. As an added bonus, students might even call these activities FUN! Here's what's included:Error Analysis of 7th grade math problemsRates &a
    $18.00
    $27.00
    Save $9.00

Description

With this project, students get hands-on experience working with nets, surface area, and volume. This activity is engaging and helps students really understand 3D figures and their attributes. It is great way to practice several seventh grade skills!

The project has 6 parts plus a follow-up sheet of challenges. The parts can be assigned to individual students or partners.

  • Part A: Students graph points to create a net of a rectangular prism. They cut out and create the 3D figure, find volume and surface area, and answer questions. This is a good one to do as a whole class so students get the idea.

  • Part B: Next students create a cube. They create the 3D figure by cutting it out and folding it, and then answer questions.

  • Parts C and D: Then students graph points to create triangular prisms. They cut them out and work with the 3D figures to answer questions about surface area and volume.

  • Parts E and F: Finally students create pyramids. They work with the 3D figures to answer questions about surface area.

A large graph is included if you would like to print it for each part. Or, students can draw their own graphs on graph paper. Students will need a graph, colored pencils/markers, scissors, and tape for each part.

A guide, ideas for differentiation, extra challenges, grading checklist rubric, and answers keys are all included.

This project is intended for 7th grade. Check out the 6th grade version here.

Check out the preview for a closer look.

___________________________________________

Here's what teachers like you said about this Surface Area & Volume activity:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jeannette L. says, "This was the first time I felt that students really understood surface area instead of just memorizing a formula. Thank you for helping them learn conceptually!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florence C. says, "This was such a great hands on project for my students. We were able to practice so many concepts at one time. I did one graph and 3-D project a day. We built our collection over the week and then we talked about surface area, volume, etc.! If you love hands on learning like I do, you will LOVE this project!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Marisa R. says, "I LOVE this activity. And even better, my STUDENTS loved this activity. It is a great tool to help students physically see and hold the figures and discover the surface area and volume formulas for themselves. Great for inquiry learning and for an introduction lesson into 3D figures."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lisa D. says, "This is a legitimately amazing resource. There is so much learning and practice jam packed in this. It definitely took some time for the students to complete but there was so much practice built in that it was definitely worth it. "

Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up