Surface Area II

The class makes the connection between finding the area of a right prism and a right pyramid in the 23rd installment in a series of 28. The pupils find the surface area of figures created by stacked cubes and prisms with cutouts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide cubes to the class to have them build the figures and determine the sides of the cubes that make up the surface area
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be able to find the area of two dimensional figures
  • Class members should be comfortable operating with fractions
Pros

  • Contains the arithmetic steps needed to find the solutions
  • Includes scaffolding for those that may find it difficult to visualize the surface areas
Cons

  • None
Common Core