This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on how to calculate the volumes and surface areas of various geometric solids.
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about. Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet.
This worksheet includes some highlighted (in gray) reference information about the volume and surface areas of the following solids:
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions. I have found that asking them to "rotate in a new reader" for each question keeps them working together on each problem more effectively than just asking them to do so, so you will see that it asks them to write the name of the new reader on each question.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Immediately before this worksheet, I use the mini lesson named 'Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids Spring 2014 notes' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Volumes-and-Surface-Areas-of-Solids-Spring-2014-notes-1267946
), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'What Happens to the Area if you Double the Sides Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-Happens-to-the-Area-if-you-Double-the-Sides-Spring-2014-1267960