Prisms and Pyramids

Construct simple prisms and pyramids (ACMMG140)

LO: To construct simple prisms and pyramids
Know:

  • the basic properties of 2-D shapes.

Understand:

  • that the properties of prisms and pyramids

Do:

  • I can construct simple prisms and pyramids

Prisms

A prism is a 2-D shape stretched out to a certain depth.

One of the features of prisms is that you can cut anywhere along the depth of the prism and the face would be identical to the original face.

A prism has a face on one end which is identical to the face at the other end.

Pyramids

A pyramid is a 3-D shape that shrinks and eventually comes to a point (apex).

When you cut along a pyramid it does not look the same as the original base.

The name of the pyramid is usually named after the base of the pyramid.

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