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From: Gail (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Mar 30, 2008 at 08:41:54
Subject: Re: Cylinders

Hi Anna,

Have you tried to do this yourself?  I find that when I am trying to consider
how best to present a problem to my students, if I have already solved it
myself, I realize where they could go with it.

I would suggest that you then give students a set size of paper, and have
them work through the calculations to determine which can would have the
largest volume with the smallest surface area. This would be a great activity
to use after already exploring the formulas for surface area and volume of
cylinders, to give students practice using the formulas and substituting in

-Gail, for the T2T service

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