My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a cylinder:

  • It has two parallel and congruent circular bases.

  • Its lateral surface is "curved."

  • It has no vertices.

  • Parallel line segments connect corresponding points on the two parallel and congruent bases.

  • If a plane intersects the cylinder and is parallel to the bases, the cross section is a circle and is congruent to each of the bases.

  • The term "edge" describes the line segment formed where two faces meet. This term does not apply to cylinders.



TEKS: K(6)(B), 1(6)(E), 2(8)(B), 3(6)(A), 8(6)(A), 8(6)(B), 8(7)(A), 8(7)(B)