Instructional Video

Volume of a Cylinder

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Circle up the base. Using the formula for the volume of a cylinder, the presenter calculates the volume of a given cylinder. The video shows that the volume formula for a cylinder and the volume formula for a prism arrive at the same answer when working with a cylinder. Worksheets give pupils several opportunities to practice the skill.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review why the units for volume are cubed
  • Conduct a quick lesson on the difference between an exact answer and an approximate answer
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should be able to calculate the area of a circle
Pros
  • Explains the cylinder formula
  • Includes application problems
Cons
  • None