Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms (VCMMG314)

LO: To find surface area and volume of right prisms.

Know:

  • the formula for calculating the area of 2-D shapes.

  • the formula for calculating the volume of prisms.

  • that the volume of a prism can be easily found by multiplying the area of the base by the height of the object.

Understand:

  • That formulas can be used to quickly and efficiently find the surface area and volume of prisms.

Do:

  • I can find the surface area and volume of right prisms to solve related problems.

Elaborations

  • solving practical problems involving surface area and volume of right prisms.

  • develop and apply formulas for determining the volume of right rectangular prisms, right triangular

  • determine the surface area of:

    • right rectangular prisms

    • right triangular prisms

    • right cylinders to solve problems.

Right Prisms

A right prism is a 3-D shape that has the bases aligned one directly above the other and has lateral faces that are rectangles.


Volume of Prisms

To find the volume of a right prisms, you need to find the area of the base then multiply it by the height.

Surface Area of Prisms

To find the surface area of right prisms, first find the net of a 3-D shape, then calculate each individual section.

Surface Area of Right Prism Videos

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