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Title: Volume and Base Area of Prisms and Cylinders

This is an activity suitable for Grade 9 Applied (ESL or not) students

Previous class:
Review of concepts related to area of different shapes.
Explanation of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms and cylinders.
Explanation of volume.
Give examples with real-life objects from the classroom.

This class:
Review of concepts from last class.
Explanation of base area.
Group activity.

Organization of group activity:
Divide class in groups of 3 or 4 students.
Give each group a set of different objects from real life that have the shape of a triangular prism, rectangular prism or cylinder (can of tuna, little box of cereal, can of bouillon, Toblerone chocolate, box of tea, can of tomato paste).
Give each student a handout with a table to fill up.
The table contains as many rows as distributed objects, plus the title.
Students should fill up the different columns: type of object (rectangular prism, triangular prism, cylinder), formula of base area, measurements (b, h, l, w, d), base area, formula of volume, volume.
Have additional rulers available.
The handout should have detailed instructions. If possible, it should contain pictures of the different objects.


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