Volumes and Surface Areas
The below QuickQuestion Interface © generates 5 random questions on volumes and surface areas.
Choose which shape you would like to practice, selecting from Cuboid, Cylinder, Prism, Cone, Pyramid and Sphere. You can also choose to get a random mix of these.
Then select to have questions where you calculate the volume or the surface area (or a random selection of both).
Decide if you want standard questions, or ones where you calculate a missing length given the volume or surface area.
Type the answer in the box, and press "Check Answers" to be told if you are correct or need to try again. Change answers until you get all 5 correct, then give yourself another set to do.
Choose which shape you would like to practice, selecting from Cuboid, Cylinder, Prism, Cone, Pyramid and Sphere. You can also choose to get a random mix of these.
Then select to have questions where you calculate the volume or the surface area (or a random selection of both).
Decide if you want standard questions, or ones where you calculate a missing length given the volume or surface area.
Type the answer in the box, and press "Check Answers" to be told if you are correct or need to try again. Change answers until you get all 5 correct, then give yourself another set to do.
Ideas for Teachers
This is a good alternative to the QQI activity, if you just want to put 5 questions on the board. Then you can get answers from students to enter in the boxes before checking them, and correcting as necessary.
However, the real power in this activity is when you get the students using it themselves. In a computer lesson, set them all going on the activity, and get them to repeat until they get every question correct.
Or you can set it as a homework, telling them the conditions to use (different conditions for different students to differentiate the homework). Then get them to do one or two sets, all correct, and to take a screen shot and either email it to you, or, even better, stick it in their books. Since the questions are random, every student will get a different set of questions, and the immediate feedback means they can go back and correct their work straight away.
This is a good alternative to the QQI activity, if you just want to put 5 questions on the board. Then you can get answers from students to enter in the boxes before checking them, and correcting as necessary.
However, the real power in this activity is when you get the students using it themselves. In a computer lesson, set them all going on the activity, and get them to repeat until they get every question correct.
Or you can set it as a homework, telling them the conditions to use (different conditions for different students to differentiate the homework). Then get them to do one or two sets, all correct, and to take a screen shot and either email it to you, or, even better, stick it in their books. Since the questions are random, every student will get a different set of questions, and the immediate feedback means they can go back and correct their work straight away.
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