In this activity, students will follow the solution path to discover the volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.
This is done by verbalizing the solution process — or sharing thoughts with students so that they can effectively crawl inside a teacher's brain — is what´s known as a "think-aloud."
I have created flow charts that help students get inside my teacher brain (at their own risk) to see the types of questions I ask myself as I am solving a problem. The student begins with a flow chart that is fully developed (good resource for inclusion classroom with ESE students needing more support) and gradually support is taken away.
This freebie includes the flow chart. It may be used with any volume problem that includes cylinders, cones, and spheres.