Surface Area of Prisms

Create a solid understanding of the concept of surface area. Building from the previous lesson in the series, the instructor demonstrates how to apply a formula to find the surface area of a rectangular prism. Examples use the formula to solve three different scenarios.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge learners to find surface area of other three-dimensional shapes
  • Ask pupils to sketch the net of the figures before determining surface area
Classroom Considerations

  • The concept of surface area should be review from previous grades
Pros

  • Instructor takes time to explain the formula before completing the example problems
Cons

  • The video is not engaging and may not keep the attention of your class
Common Core