Meatballs: Volumes of Spheres and Cylinders

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Meatballs: Volumes of Spheres and Cylinders


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Use your problem-solving skills to find out if the pot will overflow when Dan adds meatballs to his pasta sauce. This interactive exercise focuses on using the volume equations for cylinders and spheres to figure out the multistep problem of how many meatballs it would take to fill the space left in the pot.

This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

Content Standard(s):
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 8
30. Use formulas to calculate the volumes of three-dimensional figures (cylinders, cones, and spheres) to solve real-world problems.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.8.30 Use the formulas for perimeter, area, and volume to solve real-world and mathematical problems (where volume problems are limited to finding the volume of cylinders and rectangular prisms).

MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Geometry with Data Analysis
17. Model and solve problems using surface area and volume of solids, including composite solids and solids with portions removed.

a. Give an informal argument for the formulas for the surface area and volume of a sphere, cylinder, pyramid, and cone using dissection arguments, Cavalieri's Principle, and informal limit arguments.

b. Apply geometric concepts to find missing dimensions to solve surface area or volume problems.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.G.AAS.10.17 Compare and contrast the volume of real-world geometric figures.

Tags: cones, cylinders, formula, realworld, spheres, volume
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Author: Hannah Bradley