Surface Area and Volume of Right Prisms (9)

Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms (ACMMG218)

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

Understand:

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

Do:

  • I can find the surface area and volume of right prisms

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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