7th Grade Surface Area Unit | Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids with Nets

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An 8 day CCSS-Aligned Surface Area Unit - including finding the surface area of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, rectangular pyramids, and triangular pyramids.

Students will practice with both skill-based problems, real-world application questions, and error analysis to support higher level thinking skills. You can reach your students and teach the standards without all of the prep and stress of creating materials!

Standards: 7.G.6; Texas Teacher? Grab the TEKS-Aligned Surface Area Unit. Please don’t purchase both as there is overlapping content.

Learning Focus:

  • determine the lateral and total surface area of prisms and pyramids
  • connect a net with its corresponding 3D figure
  • solve real -world problems involving lateral and total surface area of prisms and pyramids

More details on what is included:

1. Unit Overviews

  • Streamline planning with unit overviews that include essential questions, big ideas, vertical alignment, vocabulary, and common misconceptions.
  • A pacing guide and tips for teaching each topic are included to help you be more efficient in your planning.

2. Student Handouts

  • Student-friendly guided notes are scaffolded to support student learning. 
  • Available as a PDF and the student handouts/homework/study guides have been converted to Google Slides™ for your convenience. Presentation slides are not available at this time.

3. Independent Practice

  • Daily homework is aligned directly to the student handouts and is versatile for both in class or at home practice. 

4. Assessments

  • 1-2 quizzes, a unit study guide, and a unit test allow you to easily assess and meet the needs of your students.
  • The Unit Test is available as an editable PPT, so that you can modify and adjust questions as needed.

5. Answer Keys

  • All answer keys are included.

***Please download a preview to see sample pages and more information.***

How to use this resource:

  • Use as a whole group, guided notes setting
  • Use in a small group, math workshop setting
  • Chunk each student handout to incorporate whole group instruction, small group practice, and independent practice.
  • Incorporate our Surface Area Activity Bundle for hands-on activities as additional and engaging practice opportunities.

Time to Complete:

  • Each student handout is designed for a single class period. However, feel free to review the problems and select specific ones to meet your student needs. There are multiple problems to practice the same concepts, so you can adjust as needed.

Is this resource editable?

  • The unit test is editable with Microsoft PPT. The remainder of the file is a PDF and not editable.

Looking for hands-on classroom activities?

  • Check out the corresponding Surface Area Activity Bundle, which includes activities like scavenger hunts, find it and fix its, mazes and more to allow students to engage and practice the concepts. Win-win!

More 7th Grade Units:

Unit 1: Rational Number Operations

Unit 2: Proportional Relationships

Unit 3: Percents

Unit 4: Expressions and Equations

Unit 5: Inequalities

Unit 6: Angles and Triangles

Unit 7: Plane Geometry and Similarity

Unit 8: Surface Area

Unit 9: Volume

Unit 10: Data and Statistics

Unit 11: Probability

More 7th Grade Hands-On Activity Bundles:

Unit 1: Rational Number Operations

Unit 2: Expressions and Equations

Unit 3: Inequalities

Unit 4: Proportional Relationships

Unit 5: Percents

Unit 6: Angles and Triangles

Unit 7: Plane Geometry and Similarity

Unit 8: Surface Area

Unit 9: Volume

Unit 10: Data and Statistics

Unit 11: Probability

Looking for more helpful teaching tips, ideas, and support? Check out Maneuveringthemiddle.com and join our online FB community MTM VIPS! 

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.


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