This is a guided, hands-on task on the concept Finding the Volume of a Cylinder.
This is a 4 page team task. In this task students will take turns as "Team Mathematician". The "Team Mathematician" will choose a real world cylinder and bring it back to the team and they will measure the cylinder with a ruler and give the measurements to the team. The team will discuss and calculate the volume. There are 8 guided hands-on practice problems.
There also is an exploration problem on finding the height of a mystery cylinder.
** Note: Needed for this task are a set of twelve different real world cylinders. (coffee cans, oatmeal containers, etc.) Each cylinder should be labeled #1 - #12.
Also needed is a mystery cylinder that is not part of the set the students choose from. The mystery cylinders measurements need to be put on the task.
*** My "Team Tasks" are created to be completed in Teams of four. Each student is a team member: Team Member (A), Team Member (B), Team Member (C), and Team Member (D). Each team member is required to participate regularly throughout the "Team Task" as Team Mathematician. My cooperative learning "Team Tasks" require the students to be actively involved throughout the entire "Team Task". The Role of "Team Mathematician" alternates throughout the "Team Task". My "Team Tasks" are designed to elicit mathematical discourse within the teams.