# Surface Area of a Cone

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# Surface Area of a Cone

Students learn to calculate a cone's curved surface area and total surface area.

As learning progresses, they calculate the area of complex composite shapes involving cones.

##### Differentiated Learning Objectives

• All students should be able to calculate the curved surface area of a cone using the formula.
• Most students should be able to calculate the total surface area of a cone using Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate the slant.
• Some students should be able to manipulate the formula for the area of a cone to calculate the radius, slant or perpendicular height.
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