Measurement and introduction to Pythagoras' theorem

Essential Mathematics Year 8

Lesson notes

Chapters

Introduction

Learning Objectives

Recap of past learning

What is a prism?

What is a prism part 2

Who is Annette?

What is a net?

Finding the surface area of a prism

Example

Example 2

Summary

Description

This video is part of the Using Units of Measurement part of the course and looks at the surface area of a prism. Finding the areas of basic shapes is important (and has been covered in a previous lesson). We can use the information to find the area of all the surfaces of a shape. The easiest shapes to find the surface area of is a prism. So, I take some time to look at what a prism is. There are a number of worked examples which frame the theory which I explain in an easy to understand way.

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