Total Surface Area of Prisms

Total Surface Area of Prisms
Total Surface Area of Prisms
Total Surface Area of Prisms

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  • Differentiated Worksheet

Total Surface Area of Prisms

Students learn how to calculate the surface area of prisms firstly by considering the net of a cuboid and later moving on to 3D models of complex prisms.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to calculate the total surface area of a cuboid.
  • Most students should be able to calculate the total surface area of a prism.
  • Some students should be able to solve problems in context involving the total surface area of prisms
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