This bundle includes the surface area of prisms activity sheet as well as the smart notebook that goes along with the lesson. The activity includes 6 sections in which students must find the surface are of 5 prisms. The goal of the investigation is for students to see that there are 3 pairs of congruent parallel sides (Front/Back, Left/Right, Top/Bottom). Once students determine the pattern, they can quickly calculate the surface area of various rectangular prisms. The last prism they must calculate is a cube. Once they determine the surface area, they talk with their partner/group about a short cut to finding the surface area of a cube. The last section is a practice section that includes 2 simple problems and 1 complex problem involving 3 steps and excluding one side of the prism.