Surface Area of Cylinders Discovery Lesson

Live Love Math
Grade Levels
7th - 8th
Formats Included
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10 pages
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This is a discovery lesson where students will attempt to use an image of a cylinder to draw what they perceive the net to look like. After giving students a piece of paper or a manipulative model for students to actually play with, students can draw the actual net and then use the net to derive the formula used to calculate the surface area of a cylinder.

Included in this file:

--2 pages to discover the formula

--1 page of practice/real world context problem

--1 extension problem with surface area of a composite solid

--Exit Ticket to assess understanding

--answer key


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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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