Standard 2: Solve problems involving three-dimensional figures, including right circular cylinders.

General Information
Number: MA.7.GR.2
Title: Solve problems involving three-dimensional figures, including right circular cylinders.
Type: Standard
Subject: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Strand: Geometric Reasoning

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Access Points

MA.7.GR.2.AP.1
Match the parts of a given formula to the right circular cylinder using the figure’s net.
MA.7.GR.2.AP.2
Given the formula, use tools to find the surface area of a right circular cylinder using the figure’s net.
MA.7.GR.2.AP.3
Given a formula, use tools to calculate the volume of right circular cylinders.

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Formative Assessment

Platinum Cylinder:

Students are asked to solve a problem that requires calculating the volume of a cylinder.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Silly Cylinders:

This is a short activity where students determine the density of the human body by considering each part of the body to be a cylinder. I use this activity during the second week of school, so students have already had some practice with measurement. In addition to providing students with practice in data collection and problem solving, it is a good activity that allows teachers to measure students' previous knowledge in these areas.

Type: Lesson Plan

The Cost of Keeping Cool:

Students will find the volumes of objects. After decomposing a model of a house into basic objects students will determine the cost of running the air conditioning.

Type: Lesson Plan

A Pi-ece of Florida History:

A Pi-ece of Florida History discovers significant dates in Florida History in the first 8 digits after the decimal of the number Pi. Historical people associated with those dates are identified and described. Students then use body measurements to approximate volume.

Type: Lesson Plan

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiasts

Volume and Surface Area of Pizza Dough:

Michael McKinnon of Gaines Street Pies explains how when making pizza the volume is conserved but the surface area changes.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Food Storage Mass and Volume:

What do you do if you don't have room for all your gear on a solo ocean trek? You're gonna need a bigger boat...or pack smarter with math.

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KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Path Visualization for Google Earth[.KML]

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Unit/Lesson Sequence

Three Dimensional Shapes:

In this interactive, self-guided unit on 3-dimensional shape, students (and teachers) explore 3-dimensional shapes, determine surface area and volume, derive Euler's formula, and investigate Platonic solids. Interactive quizzes and animations are included throughout, including a 15 question quiz for student completion.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

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