Surface Area of Regular Pyramids

Paint, wrapping paper, frosting—so many applications of surface area. The video provides an explanation of the surface area formula and how to apply it to regular pyramids. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show your classes pictures of regular pyramids in real life
  • Have learners cut out nets of regular pyramids and color in the surface area as they find each piece
Classroom Considerations

  • Class should be comfortable working with geometric formulas
  • The 28th lesson in a 40-part geometry series
Pros

  • Instructor works through the examples using multiple methods
Cons

  • Does not show examples of applying surface area to real-life scenarios
Common Core