I posted some area application problems last week. You can find that post here. I also promised some surface area problems, so here you go. One page is many different problems that you could use as an assignment, assessment, or problem of the day. The second one is one problem broken up into 5 days, perfect for a daily warm-up. This idea of taking one prompt and using it all 5 days, called Focus on the Question, comes from Sue O’Connell in her Putting Practice Into Action book. It’s written more for elementary but the idea can be used with high school. I’ve found this strategy to work better with struggling learners. They have conversation time and it breaks the task down into smaller parts. I always call on a table, and not a person, to allow them to share what they discussed, discovered, and concluded.
I’m currently working on some volume application, which sneaks in some surface area. I will have another one including spheres. Stay tuned.
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how do I access this problem? I can see the picture of alexa but can’t seem to find the problem or enlarge it either for use.
It should open a document template when you click on it. I had a problem with broken links last week. Let me check on it.
Cathy, the link was not active. I have fixed it. Thank you for letting me know.