# Pyramids Overview

- Author:
- Christine

- Topic:
- Pyramid

When we think of pyramids we think of the

**Great Pyramids of Egypt**. They are actually*, because their base is a Square.***Square Pyramids****A pyramid is made by connecting a**__Parts of a Pyramid__**base**to an**apex**The base is a polygon (flat with straight edges) and all other faces are triangles. No curves!**There are many types of Pyramids, and**__Types of Pyramids____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]