Unit 5, Lesson 10, Grade 8 icon
Unit 5, Lesson 10

Volumes of Familiar Solids--Cones and Cylinders

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Students know the volume formulas for cones and cylinders. Students apply the formulas for volume to real-world and mathematical problems. For the demonstrations in this lesson, the following items are needed: a stack of same-sized note cards, a stack of same-sized round disks, a cylinder and cone of the same dimensions, and something with which to fill the cone (e.g., rice, sand, or water). Demonstrate to students that the volume of a rectangular prism is like finding the sum of the areas of congruent rectangles, stacked one on top of the next.

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