For some real practice I rummaged through my house, garage, closets, my next door teacher's closet, and my car to find enough CYLINDERS to do this activity!
I am so glad I did because the kids really got in to it! I had them use rulers to measure the diameter of the circle. We used centimeters to make it easy!
They worked really hard! Many wound up finding the surface area and volume of 6 cylinders! That's a lot for a 60 minute block!
The sprinkles were the fave! And at least 10 kids asked if they could take the baked beans home! So look around and find some cylinders to practice with! Your students will love it!