12.1: Surface Area of Cylinders
This activity is intended to supplement Geometry, Chapter 11, Lesson 2.
Problem 1 – Nets
Start the Cabri Jr. application by pressing the APPS key and selecting Cabri Jr. Open the file CYLINDER by pressing , selecting Open..., and selecting the file. You should see a partial net of a right cylinder.
1. What changes occur to the net when the point is dragged?
2. What changes occur to the net when the point is dragged?
3. Record 2 sets of measurements of the net:
Circle Radius | Rectangle Height | Rectangle Length |
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4. What is the result when you divide the Rectangle Length by the Circle Radius?
5. Explain this result. Drag point to confirm your conjecture.
Problem 2 – Surface Area
6. Record these measurements:
Circle Radius: __________
Circle Area: __________
Rectangle : __________
Rectangle Area: __________
Rectangle : __________
7. Record the steps you performed to find the surface area of the cylinder:
- _________________________________
- _________________________________
8. What is the surface area of your cylinder?
9. How is the method used in #7 above related to the formula ?