**In this module, you can study ****how to find the surface area of a cylinder.**

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When you flatten out the surfaces of a cylinder, you get 2 circles and a rectangle (imagine peeling a label off a can - it's a rectangle).

Even if a cylinder looks tall, its circumference can often be larger than its height.

Review the module on **Area of circles** if necessary.

**Study and practice**

- Study how to find the surface area of cylindersRead about how to calculate the surface area of a cylinder, watch an animation, then try to figure out the surface area of the cylinder. You can keep trying with different sizes of cylinders - the interactive programme will let you know how you're doing!
- Quiz yourself on surface area of cylindersTry this surface area quiz at mathguide.com

The video explains how to use the pi button on a Casio fx-991 scientific calculator.

1.25 min - how to calculate a circle's area

- Online scientific calculator from Calculator.netTo open the scientific calculator in a new window, you MUST click the link.