# Lesson Plan: Relating Volumes and Surface Areas Mathematics • 8th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to relate volumes of different shapes, surface areas of different shapes, and a shape’s volume and surface area.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

- solve problems that involve relating the volumes of two different shapes,
- solve problems that involve relating the surface areas of two different shapes,
- solve problems that involve relating a shape’s volume to its surface area,
- solve problems that involve volume and surface area calculations.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

- volumes of prisms, cylinders, and spheres,
- surface areas of prisms, cylinders, and spheres,
- real numbers and operations on them.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

- volumes and surface areas of cones.