20.0    Boxes and Cylinders

Data, Modeling, and Algebra

This hands-on activity helps students grasp the concepts of area and volume as they construct a box with a top with a given volume and a given dimension.  The ideas are then used to explore the dimensions of a tin can with a minimum amount of surface area and a given volume.

20.2 Teacher Worksheet with Notes (pdf)

Module 20 zipped file includes the following files:

20.1 Student Worksheet
20.2 Teacher Worksheet
20.3 Excel
20.4 TI Nspire™




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