Document Type

Lesson Plan

Publication Date

7-28-2003

Abstract

To solidify computation of volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders using a technology tool, and comparing volumes and surface areas between objects.

Students will be able to…

• setup an Excel spreadsheet for the calculation of volume and surface area of any two rectangular prisms and any two cylinders,

• check their setup to assure accuracy of their model,

• compare volume between rectangular prisms of different dimensions,

• compare surface area between rectangular prisms of similar volume,

• generalize minimizing surface area of a rectangular prism,

• compare volume between cylinders of different dimensions,

• compare surface area between cylinders of similar volume,

• compare volume between rectangular prisms and cylinders of similar dimensions

Comments

Questions, comments or suggestions about this model may be sent to:
Dr. Leigh Little, The College at Brockport

BruceMellen.zip (21 kB)
Contains lesson plan and any application files

Tools used

Excel

Grade Level

7-8

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