## Scaffolding Ideas - Section 1: Launch

# Volume and Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice

Lesson 15 of 18

## Objective: Students will be able to calculate the volume and surface area of any rectangular or triangular prism and square pyramids.

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener:** As students enter the room, they will immediately begin working on the opener. For this particular lesson, students need to work independently on the opener, as they will be regrouped in a few moments based on their level of knowledge with the content. As students turn in the opener, I will quickly grade them and make note of which students got all 6 questions correct, or close to it. Then, I will move students around so that each table has a student with good understanding of the concept sitting at it.

**Learning Target:** After regrouping the students, I will address the day’s learning targets. In today’s lesson, the intended target is “I can calculate volume and surface area given any triangular prism, rectangular prism, or square pyramid.

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#### Explore

*40 min*

**Volume and Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids Practice Activity: **I will pass out the day’s assignment which has 8 different figures on it, and students are asked to calculate the surface area and volume of each one. I have included the answers on the assignment, so that students will know immediately if they have the answer correct - this method of giving students the answers first really helps them to persevere with the math - most students are not satisfied with a wrong answer and will continue to work until they get it right (**MP 1)**. Also, since I am employing student leaders to help me today, it is important that they are supplying their groups with correct information! During the activity, I will ask that students help their tables as needed – I have previously addressed what it means to help another student, so students know my expectation is that help is given where needed – we don’t give answers or do each other’s work (**MP 3**). As students lead their tables, I will listen in and provide assistance as needed. I want to give my experts time to shine, so I will only butt in when necessary. I will continually circle the room, however, as I want to make sure correct information is being provided. Students will use tools (pictures, calculators) as needed to help them with their work (**MP 5**).

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I am really enjoying your lessons. Thank you so much.

Kara Yeatts

Greensboro, NC

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: Relationship Between Circumference and Diameter - What is pi?
- LESSON 2: Circumference and Area of Circles
- LESSON 3: Area of Irregular Figures - How do you break up a figure?
- LESSON 4: Working Backwards with Formulas - How do I undo a formula?
- LESSON 5: 2D Figures - Review Time!
- LESSON 6: Composite Figures and Circles Test
- LESSON 7: Intro to 3D Figures and Cross-Sections - What shape do you see?
- LESSON 8: Volume of Prisms - How are base area and volume of a prism related?
- LESSON 9: Volume of Square Pyramids - What is the relationship between and prism and pyramid?
- LESSON 10: Volume of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice
- LESSON 11: Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism - What shapes do you see?
- LESSON 12: Surface Area of a Triangular Prism - What shape is the base?
- LESSON 13: Surface Area of Triangular and Rectangular Prisms Fluency Practice
- LESSON 14: Surface Area of a Square Pyramid - What shapes are the faces?
- LESSON 15: Volume and Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice
- LESSON 16: Volume and Surface Area Review
- LESSON 17: 2D and 3D Volume and Area Test
- LESSON 18: Surface Area and Volume Centers -5 Days of Enrichment and/or Remediation