# Surface Area of a Triangular Prism Example

Suitable for Year groups: 9, 10, 11

## Surface Area of a Triangular Prism Example  resource description

Here is a really nicely illustrated step by step example of finding the surface area of a triangular prism. The area of each face is found individually and is highlighted so it’s clear which area is being calculated at each stage.

# Surface Area of a Triangular Prism Example

This resource provides a worked example for calculating the surface area of a triangular prism (a 3D shape with triangular bases).

## Why is a surface area important?

Understanding surface area has real-world applications:

• Packaging: Calculating material needed to cover a product.
• Construction: Determining paint or tile quantities for surfaces.
• Physics: Analysing heat transfer and other scientific concepts.

## How can this resource help?

This resource breaks down the process of finding surface area:

• Formula reminder: Recalls the surface area formula for prisms.
• Worked example: Provides step-by-step solution with a diagram.
• Clear explanations: Guides learners through each step.

## Benefits for learners:

• Builds conceptual understanding of surface area calculations.
• Provides a model for solving similar problems.
• Supports independent practice and revision.

This resource is perfect for teachers introducing surface area or as a revision tool for pupils. It is also helpful for parents to support their children with geometry homework.

Also, have a look at our wide range of worksheets that are specifically curated to help your students practice their skills related to area and perimeter. These teaching resources and worksheets are in PDF format and can be downloaded easily.

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