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# Describe Prisms and Pyramids Using Algebra

Lesson 15 of 37

## Objective: SWBAT describe the relationship between the bases, faces, edges, and vertices of pyramids and prisms using algebraic expressions

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#### Lesson Middle

*40 min*

The first 10-15 minutes of this section are for students to build a prism and a pyramid. I will have nets ready to cut for prisms and pyramids from a triangular base up to an octagonal base. Before students start working, I will explain how to cut and fold the net for best results. It will help to set a timer so that this process, including cleanup, can be finished quickly. Once the shapes are made, students will complete a table to describe the attributes of each shape. I will give about 30 seconds per shape and then ask students to pass the shapes on. Once we’ve agreed on the attributes, I ask students to describe the various parts of an n-sided prism and pyramid **(MP2, MP8)**. I’d like students to grapple with this independently before seeking help. I will ask: What is the relationship between the sides of the base and the lateral faces, vertices and edges? Students will then be asked to find any attribute of a solid when given another piece of information. Example: A certain prism has 12 vertices, how many sides does the base shape have?

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- LESSON 10: Finding the Radius From a Given Circumference or Area
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- LESSON 16: Using Nets to Find the Surface Area of Prisms
- LESSON 17: Using a Formula to Find the Surface Area of Prisms
- LESSON 18: Finding the surface area of triangular prisms using a net
- LESSON 19: Finding the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism Using A Formula
- LESSON 20: Discovering the Formula for the Surface Area of A Cylinder
- LESSON 21: Finding the Surface Area of Cylinders Using a Formula
- LESSON 22: Practice Day: Surface Area of Prisms & Cylinders
- LESSON 23: Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders Assessment
- LESSON 24: Finding the Surface Area of Pyramids Using Nets
- LESSON 25: Finding the Surface Area of Pyramids Using a Formula
- LESSON 26: Surface Area of Composite Shapes
- LESSON 27: Surface Area of Composite Shapes With Holes
- LESSON 28: Surface Area Assessment
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