# Surface Area and Volume

**Strand:** Shape and Space (Measurement)

**Outcomes:** 3, 4

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

- The general outcome focuses on using direct and
** **indirect measurement to solve problems; whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on generalizing patterns and procedures and solving problems involving surface area and volume.
- The specific outcome for surface area focuses on determining the surface area of right rectangular prisms, right triangular prisms and right cylinders to solve problems; whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on estimating, measuring and calculating the surface area of any right prism or cylinder and composite 3-D objects.
- The specific outcome for volume focuses on developing and applying formulas for determining the volume of right rectangular prisms, right triangular prisms and right cylinders; whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on estimating, measuring and calculating the volume of any right prism or cylinder and composite 3D object.

**Surface Area and Volume** addresses the following outcomes from the *Program of Studies:*

## What is a Planning Guide?

**Planning Guides** are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in *Understanding by Design*, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

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