# Dale Copy of Surface Area: Intuitive Introduction

## STUDENTS:

## 1.

How many square units (i.e. "squares") appear on 1 **pink face**?
How many square units (i.e. "squares") appear on 1 **gold face**?
How many square units (i.e. "squares") appear on 1 **white face**?

## 2.

Use your answers for (1) to determine the TOTAL SURFACE AREA of this rectangular prism. That is, how many square units, or squares, cover the ENTIRE SURFACE of this rectangular prism?

## 3.

How many square units (i.e. "squares") appear on 1 **pink face**?
How many square units (i.e. "squares") appear on 1 **gold face**?
How many square units (i.e. "squares") appear on 1 **white face**?

## 4.

Use your answers for (3) to determine the TOTAL SURFACE AREA of this rectangular prism. That is, how many square units, or squares, cover the ENTIRE SURFACE of this rectangular prism?

## 5.

Without looking up anything on another tab in your internet browser, describe how we can determine the total surface area (number of squares) that cover the entire surface of this rectangular prism. *Be specific! *

## Find the total surface area of the triangular prism. (Find the area of the 2 triangles and the 3 rectangles and add).

## Find the total surface area of the triangular prism. (Find the area of the 2 triangles and the 3 rectangles and add).

## Find the total surface area of the triangular prism. (Find the area of the 2 triangles and the 3 rectangles and add).

## Place answers to problems 1 - 3 below.

1. 2. 3.