# Formula of cylinder

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Volume of a Cylinder formula

This inquiry activity, or discovery lab, focuses on the similarities and differences between the volume formulas of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

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Students love this project! They take everyday objects and create a 3D model including a pyramid, cylinder, sphere, cone and prism. The then calculate the surface area and volume of each shape to demonstrate their understanding of formulas.

Surface Area and Volume Formulas for Geometric Shapes: Surface Area of An Elipse

Apparatu, @apparatu, a Spanish ceramic design studio uses tools for experimentation. They are a self proclaimed “research studio”. During the research workshop “Fragil” in the summer of 2010, Guim Espelt i Estopà, one of the participants, designed the pieces after discovering an apparently impossible texture. The process began with the deformation of a hollow cylinder of extruded clay, after which they focused on the cracks that were generated. . “By trial and error we hit on the formula in…

Do your students have a hard time remembering the formulas for the volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres? Well, if that describes you, then you have come to the right place my friend. I’m going to share a sequence of learning that has helped my students memorize these formulas. Every year when I teach this … Continue reading How to Teach Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres Like a RockStar →

Do your students have a hard time remembering the formulas for the volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres? Well, if that describes you, then you have come to the right place my friend. I’m going to share a sequence of learning that has helped my students memorize these formulas. Every year when I teach this … Continue reading How to Teach Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres Like a RockStar →