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The document Surface Area of Cylinders, guides students through an exploration of finding the surface area of a cylinder. This document begins with a deconstruction of a cylinder, allowing students to see a 3-dimensional object as a 2- dimensional figure.
The students are exposed to guided questions that encourage them to use their previous knowledge of area to find the surface area of a cylinder. This allows the students to make connections to what they already know, rather then just providing them with an algorithm to solve for the surface area.
As students navigate through the document they are provided with practice for finding the surface area of different household cylindrical objects. The conclusion of this document exemplifies how finding the surface area of a cylinder can be applied to a real life situation.