Volume of a Prism

Not all prisms are cubes. A short video introduces the definition of a prism and uses that definition to create a general volume formula. Worksheets provide pupils several opportunities to practice finding the volume of a wide variety of prisms, including cylinders.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review finding the area of basic geometric figures
  • Challenge advanced pupils to find the volume of prisms with more complex bases
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should be able to solve one-step equations
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  • Worksheet includes application problems
  • Contains an answer key to make grading easier
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