Calculate Surface Area Worksheet

4th - 8th

Learners calculate the surface area of three rectangular prisms, including a cube, based on given dimensions. There are only three diagrams with which to work. Nice homework, as it provides practice, but isn't too much busy work or repetition. Space to complete and show your work is designed in to the worksheet. Could make a good quick check or snappy assessment as well. 

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Surface Area

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Surface Area

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Area of Solids

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