Comparing Volume and Surface Area in 3-D Shapes

Students explore 3-dimensional shapes. In this volume and surface area comparison lesson, students discover the lengths, widths, and height of rectangular prisms. Students solve problems and record their measurements and data on a worksheet.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Add this resource to an upper elementary or middle school geometry unit on volume and surface area
  • Develop a note-taking guide to support students as they watch the presentation
  • Assign this presentation as a homework assignment in your flipped classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that Internet access is required in order to access this online instructional presentation
Pros

  • Presentation offers clear, step-by-step instructions for calculating the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms
  • Included with the presentation are an online quiz, interactive problem solving activity, glossary, and formula sheet
  • An answer key is provided for the skills practice worksheet
Cons

  • None