Finding the surface area of a prism can be a little tricky, but a net can make the problem a little easier. Make your job easier and see how to use a net to find the surface area of a prism.
Area is the amount of space a figure takes up! This tutorial introduces area and explains how we find the area of a figure.
To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the length times the width! This tutorial will show you how to find the area of a rectangle. Check it out!
The term prism is a cool name for a special kind of three-dimensional solid. This tutorial defines the term prism and shows you how to name a prism using the shape of its bases. Check it out!
Ever wonder what a box would look like if you unfolded and flatted it? That new picture would be called a net! This tutorial introduces you to nets, a two-dimensional version of a three-dimensional solid. Check it out!
Nets can come in real handy, especially when you're fishing. Nets can be even more useful when you're trying to find the surface area of a three-dimensional solid! Follow along to see how a net can help you find the surface area of a cylinder!