Volume and Surface Area Real World Application Project

Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Pages
20 pages
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Description

Engage students in hands-on, relevant learning with this volume and surface area project. Students begin by analyzing a real scenario and using volume, surface area, and reasoning to answer three prompts. The focus of the discovery worksheet is on cones, cylinders, and spheres as aligned to the eighth grade CCSS. Then students work in groups of 2-3 to design, construct, and market a "playdough container." Students can select any three-dimensional shape for the project. They are tasked with the responsibility to attain a set volume, minimize surface area, and market their container to both parents and students in the form of a well-written persuasive letter. Students sketch their ideas; select the appropriate dimensions; calculate the volume, surface area, and cost; construct a net, create the container; and write a letter. My students and I LOVE this project!

Included in this product:

-Discovery Worksheet (2 pages)

-Answer Key

-Student Workspaces

-Project Instructions

-Checklist

-Comprehensive Rubric

-Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objective, and materials

-Suggested timeline (6 days)

-Introductory PowerPoint

Additional Recommended Materials:

-Centimeter Grid Paper

-Oaktag (12" x 18")

-Construction paper

-Markers/colored pencils

-Scissors

-Rulers

-Calculators

-Computer/Printer Access

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The purchase of this product entitles a single user to reproduce the resource for classroom use only. Discounted additional licenses can be purchased if you wish to share with other teachers. The product is for educational use only. The product may not be used for commercial purposes or resold in any form. It cannot be uploaded to the Internet, including school websites.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

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