E3T Lesson Plan Creator
Surface Area and Volume of 3D Shapes
Last Updated: May052009

View & Print Lesson
Plan 

Developed By


Jennifer Raicevich
Mollie Kesselring

Lesson Title


Surface Area and Volume of 3D Shapes 

Length of Lesson


34 Days 

Lesson Unit


Filling and Wrapping (CMP) 

Grade


8 

Subject


Math 

Strand


Geometry 

Michigan Content Expectations


G.SR.08.03, G.SR.08.04, G.SR.08.06 

Keywords


surface area, volume, prism, cylinder, area, pi, radius, diameter, dimensions, length, width, base, height, triangle, rectangle, circle 

Materials


Internet access
Song lyrics
Media devices and storage
Surface area and volume formulas
Video camera 

Abstract


By the end of the unit, this lesson will help ensure understanding of the basic volume and surface area formulas needed to establish a concrete base for extended use of the formulas. 

Big Idea(s)


Volume= Area of the base x height (of the prism) V=Bh
Area of a rectangle= l x w
Area of a triangle= b x h/2
Area of a circle= pi x radius squared 

Essential Questions


How do you find the volume of any prism or cylinder? 

Learning Objectives


Students will be able to:
 Recognize prisms with different shaped bases
 Identify formulas used for calculating the volume of the prism or cylinder
 Calculate the volume of any prism or cylinder


Summative Assessment


Students find a song that they are familiar with. Then students change the lyrics to align with the formulas for surface area and volume. It must include:
 Volume = area of the base x height (of the prism)
 Area of a triangle = bh/2
 Area of a rectangle = lw
 Area of a circle= pi x radius squared
They present their song or video to the class and provide the lyrics to the teacher.
Grading is based upon participation and correct formulas used in their lyrics.
Song Grading Rubric:
5pts Correct formula and lyrics make sense. Completed on time. Supplies brought in by student.
4pts Correct formula and lyrics make sense and on time
3 pts Correct formula and lyrics make sense.
2pts Correct formula but difficult to understand.
1pt Incorrect formula.
Extra Credit available for real life connections to the formulas.


Lesson Opening


Show "Circlelicious" from Teacher Tube as an example of how lyrics can be changed. Give the lyrics from circlelicious as an example for the students.
Circlelicious


Lesson Opening Coteaching Plan


Both teachers help to answer questions on how to do the project. 

Exploration


From watching "Circlelicious" via the elmo projector, with a printed copy of the lyrics given, students will have an idea of how to change lyrics to be math oriented and how to follow the beat. They will explore somgs that they want to change and work together to focus the lyrics on the content.
Lyrics can be found as a link on teachertube.com.
Resource(s) available for this section


Exploration Coteaching Plan


Both teachers travel around the room to support students and answer questions. 

Check for Understanding


Day two of the project students had to show their new lyrics to the teachers. They will discuss the formulas that were put into the lyrics to check for understanding. Teachers will monitor progress throughout the class period.


Check for Understanding Coteaching Plan


Both teachers will help check for understanding in a team teaching approach while moving throughout the groups. 

Explanation


Through previous lessons, students recieved instruction about the formulas and how/what they are used for.
Given the formulas, then showed "Circlelicious", given the lyrics, then asked to follow the example with the lyrics. The formulas are then reinforced and students use them to create their own songs.


Explanation Coteaching Plan


Team teaching with the introduction and then travel around to each group to monitor progress.
Content questions are directed to content area teacher. Extra time or reading support are directed to the coteacher.


Check for Understanding (2)


Listen to their final songs to check for formula understanding and formulas correctly used.


Check for Understanding Coteaching Plan (2)


Both teachers assess each team of students for the correct formula usage and understanding, 

Extended Practice


Students will be offered extra credit for doing another song in the same way.


Closing


Review songs and share with all students. Talk about the formulas and extend them to math and using them to find surface area and volume of 3D objects.


Closing Coteach Plan


Team teaching of how to use the formulas in math. 
