Use this real-world math lesson at the beginning of a unit on volume of a sphere, cone, or cylinder.

Use this real-world math lesson at the beginning of a unit on volume of a sphere, cone, or cylinder.

Computer drawings of several objects. The equations for the  volume of a sphere, cylinder, cube and rectangular prism are given.

Computer drawings of several objects. The equations for the volume of a sphere, cylinder, cube and rectangular prism are given.

Volume of a cylinder--Phineas and Ferb. Yes!! Score one for me...this is AWESOME! @Torye Parker Fergenbaum

Volume of a cylinder--Phineas and Ferb. Yes!! Score one for me...this is AWESOME! @Torye Parker Fergenbaum

The formula for the volume of a sphere is 4⁄3πr³. For a cylinder, the formula is πr²h. A cone is ⅓ the volume of a cylinder, or 1⁄3πr²h. This song’s hook makes these formulas easy to remember. The song also gives examples of objects of these shapes.

The formula for the volume of a sphere is 4⁄3πr³. For a cylinder, the formula is πr²h. A cone is ⅓ the volume of a cylinder, or 1⁄3πr²h. This song’s hook makes these formulas easy to remember. The song also gives examples of objects of these shapes.

Meatballs by Dan Meyer | 3 Act Math Tasks  How many meatballs will fit in the pot?  Volume of a sphere and volume of a cylinder.

Meatballs by Dan Meyer | 3 Act Math Tasks How many meatballs will fit in the pot? Volume of a sphere and volume of a cylinder.

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 →

Volume of Cylinder Color By Number ActivityPractice finding the volume of a cylinder with a self directed color by number activity. Students will work on solving the volume of a cylinder given radius and diameter problems. The activity could be set up in two ways - work on the worksheet portion only or add in the color by number part as well!

Volume of Cylinder Color By Number ActivityPractice finding the volume of a cylinder with a self directed color by number activity. Students will work on solving the volume of a cylinder given radius and diameter problems. The activity could be set up in two ways - work on the worksheet portion only or add in the color by number part as well!

Read this blog post full of tips on how to teach volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres like a star.

Read this blog post full of tips on how to teach volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres like a star.

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