Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders Scavenger Hunt Activity

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6th - 9th
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Get your students out of their seats and moving around the classroom as they solve 15 problems involving surface area. You will be amazed at the math talk you hear and the collaboration between students as they work on this self-checking activity! Each problem solved will lead the students to a new problem to solve until they have solved all 15 problems.

This product includes problems about the surface area of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, cubes, and cylinders, and it does include word problems. Please look at the preview file to see if these types of problems are appropriate for your students. Please note that the directions instruct students to use 3.14 for pi for the cylinders.

A recording sheet and answer key are included.

This activity is aligned to CCSS 7.G.B.6.

Please note that this activity is NOT editable. The text, problems, and images are not able to be changed.

Please note that the problems in this activity are different than those in my Surface Area and Volume Scavenger Hunt.

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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.


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