Pyramids: Lesson

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Pyramids: they're not just in Egypt! The segment of a large geometry playlist introduces the formulas to find the volumes and surface areas of regular pyramids. Using the formulas, the presentation works several examples to ensure your class gains a solid understanding of the concept.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a demonstration of the relationship between the volume of a prism and the volume of a pyramid with the same base
  • Show how the surface area formula is derived from nets
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes individuals know the Pythagorean Theorem
Pros

  • Draws two-dimensional pictures to help with the visualization of lengths
  • Contains a link to more pyramid resources
Cons

  • None
Common Core