We discovered formulas for cylinders in our interactive notebooks. We practiced with real cylinders. All that was left was to do art with cylinders! I love it when art and math come together!
For this project I gave the kids the challenge of doubling the volume of a can but to not use too much aluminum. They had 3 options to choose from. Once they picked the one they thought met both criteria, they constructed the can. The fun part!
We measured and used protractors to get the cans to the exact size. They decorated them so that I would want to buy theirs off the shelf!
You can find this project in my TpT store if you want to try it in your classroom!
I am so excited that this post was also part of my very first linky party! Linky party! Please visit all of these awesome blogs and see the fun math that is happening!