Find Surface Area of Cubes and Prisms Using Formulas

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Shortcut through surface area and teach your learners how to use a formula to solve for the surface area of prisms and cubes. The presentation reviews how to find the surface area by adding all the sides; reconstruct that method into a formula for use with other shapes. Use the prior video in the series for review on finding surface area before introducing the formula. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Introduces a new formula to use with any cube or prism
  • Relates the formula to the original method of adding all the sides
Cons

  • Does not have extra practice problems after the first example
Common Core