## Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Surface Area of a Triangular Prism - What shape is the base? - Section 2: Explore

The brainstorm activity was fun for the kids!  I ended up giving candy to the tables that correctly found the surface area during this APK question.  I only had one table in each class get it, but they felt so good about their accomplishment - especially because the tables that were correct were not my top students. It is interesting how the achievement shifts in the class when the focus moves to geometry - it really gives other students a chance to shine!

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Connection to Prior Knowledge: Brainstorm

# Surface Area of a Triangular Prism - What shape is the base?

Unit 8: Geometric Measurement
Lesson 12 of 18

## Big Idea: Students make connections to prior learning of surface area of a rectangular prism, which allows them to develop of a method for finding surface area of a triangular prism on their own.

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### Heather Stephan

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