Pyramids Overview

When we think of pyramids we think of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. They are actually Square Pyramids, because their base is a Square. Parts of a Pyramid   A pyramid is made by connecting a base to an apex The base is a polygon (flat with straight edges) and all other faces are triangles. No curves! Types of Pyramids There are many types of Pyramids, and they are named after the shape of their base. - Triangular Pyramid -Square Pyramid -Pentagonal Pyramid ... and so on ... Surface Area and Volume The Volume of a Pyramid Volume = 1/3 × [Base Area] × Height  The Surface Area of a Pyramid Surface Area = [Base Area] + 1/2 × Perimeter × [Slant Length]