the scroll bars, please centre the Surface Area and Volume Explorer in
the window to your right.
of this activity is explore the relationship between surface area and
volume. Also, you will discover patterns that enable you to create a formula
for finding surface area and volume.
You will need to print the following worksheets to keep at the computer
with you as you work through the activities.
off the worksheets, find Worksheet A and follow these
B. This worksheet will walk you though an
exploration of surface area and volume. It will focus your exploration
of these concepts and encourage your to apply previous knowledge to
solve some problems.
the Explorer create 5 triangular prisms and 5 rectangular prisms.
As you do so, record the measurements for surface area, volume, height
and depth in the chart on Worksheet A.
you have completed your chart, examine your measurements and try to
determine a pattern that may help you create a formula for determining
the volume or surface area.
record your reasoning on the worksheet in the space provided.
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