Students learn how to calculate the total surface area of cylinders using net drawings.

Later, as learning progresses they find the surface area of composite cylindrical shapes.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to calculate the surface area of a cylinder as a multiple of pi.
- Most students should be able to calculate the surface area of a cylinder as a multiple of pi and decimal.
- Some students should be able to calculate the surface area of cylindrical shapes.