Find Surface Area of Cubes and Prisms by Pulling them Apart

This Find Surface Area of Cubes and Prisms by Pulling them Apart video also includes:

With all those sides, finding surface area can confusing. This video uses color-coded visuals to show the measurements of each side before adding them all together. Show your mathematicians that wrapping a gift requires surface area to completely cover all the sides. Use this lesson with the next video in the series to incorporate the surface area formula. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros
  • Great visuals to show each side
  • Three different examples
Cons
  • Does not include extra practice problems
Common Core