A structured approach to teaching surface area can make it so much easier for students to understand! These materials lend themselves to use in interactive notebooks.
These foldable notes, examples, and practice problems feature a structured step by step format to guide student thinking as they calculate the surface area of each figure. Students will find the surface areas of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres. Students must determine which measurements they must use as extra information is given in some of the diagrams.
Foldable notes and instructions
Sample problems for notes (9 questions)
Worksheet (19 questions)
A calculator is suggested for this activity.
The twenty-eight questions can also be cut apart and used as task cards if desired.
Here is a similar lesson about volume: Volume Foldable Notes and Practice
These are great followup activities for reviewing surface area and volume:
Surface Area Prisms & Pyramids: Decode the Quote
Problem Trail: Surface Area
Surface Area and Volume Puzzle
Area and Volume Ratios Activity
Surface Area Foldable Notes and Practice
by Activities by Jill
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