Tutorial #23

Comparing Surface Area and Volume

Defintions from the dictionary:

Surface Area- the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.

Volume- The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space, expressed in cubic units.

Surface Area Equations:

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For more information and help with Surface Area and Volume use the following links listed below:

http://www.classzone.com/books/geometry/page_build.cfm?ch=12 more information on surface area and volume

http://argyll.epsb.ca/jreed/math9/strand3/3107.htm practice problems

http://math.about.com/od/formulas/ss/surfaceareavol_5.htm surface area and volume formulas

http://math2.org/math/geometry/areasvols.htm more information on surface area and volume

http://www.learner.org/interactives/geometry/area_surface.html practice problems

http://www.freemathhelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31072real real life application

Additional help on Surface Area and Volume:

external image pdf.png Surface_Area_and_Volume.pdf
external image pdf.png To_Solve_for_the_Surface_Area2.pdf


1.) The original score that I recieved from Mrs.Jennings and thr students at the university was an 82.67/100. This score was accurate because I turned my pod-cast in late and I was also missing a few parts of my page. Because I forgot a real-life application link and the page did not flow well, points were taken off. I felt that this was a fair grade because I did not take the proper time to check my page over for any missing parts or mistakes that I had made. The comments that I recieved from the university students and Mrs.Jennings were helpful. From these comments I learned about my mistakes and what to correct on my pod-cast. Overall these comments will help my improve my previous grade.

2.) To improve my project I found more pictures, links, and improved the flow of my page. I found a picture of a rectangular net to further help the students looking at my page understand surface area and volume. On my original page I was missing a link for real-life application, so I added one to help students apply surface area and volume to their everyday lives. Another way that I improved my pod-cast was to imrpove the flow of the page. Some of the fonts and fonts sizes on the page were not consistant. I made these changes to improve my pod-cast and help other students to easily learn about surface area and volume from my pod-cast.

3.) I would tell the students next year to not procrastinate on completing their pod-cast. I thought that this project would be a lot easier than it was because it dealed with technology and that I could finish it in one night. This project deals with a lot of site development which I thought i knew how to do. I would also advise next years students to schedual a visit to see Mrs.Jennings with any problems they might have. As for the site development I would advise the students to make sure they know what they are doing and to keep a good flow and orginzation to the page.

4.) I learned that managing and creating your own site is much harder than it looks and that it takes time and patience to achieve the outcome that you want. I also learned that these types of websites can help students to learn about various subjects. In the future teachers may be able to use these websites to help and teach their students. This will be beneficial in helping students learn how to use and develop technologies such as pod casts.