This lesson introduces students to finding the volume and surface area of right prisms. Including rectangular, triangular and trapezoidal prisms.
Aligned to common core: 7.G.B.6: 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.
Starts by distinguishing 3-D figures from 2-D Figures, then Surface Area vs. Volume. Includes a lot of visuals to help students truly understand the meaning of Volume and surface area. This resource is meant to teach the meaning of volume and surface area, and not to teach students to just plug values into a formula.
Power-Point aligns to a worksheet. Includes guided notes, practice problems and independent practice. I also included an extra worksheet that can be used as homework.
Answer key is included