# Unit 7: Surface Area & Volume

## Overview

Ever wondered how to teach the concepts of surface area and volume in an engaging way to your 7th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about calculating the lateral and total surface area of rectangular prisms. Later on, they will build on this to learn about triangular prisms.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how these concepts can be applied in practical scenarios.

It's an exciting way to teach surface area and volume while comprehensively meeting standards.

## Get the Unit Materials

### Surface Area and Volume of Prisms Guided Notes | 7th Grade CCSS | Sketch Notes

\$7.99 · Extensions sold separately

## Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

• Calculate the lateral surface area and total surface area of rectangular prisms.

• Calculate the lateral surface area and total surface area of triangular prisms.

• Determine the volume of rectangular prisms with whole number and fractional edge lengths.

## Prerequisites

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

• Understanding the concept of area and perimeter

• Identifying and working with different types of polygons

• Basic knowledge of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

• Ability to apply the formulas for finding the area and perimeter of rectangles

• Understanding of basic geometry language and terms such as base, height, width, length, etc.

## Key Vocabulary

• Surface Area

• Volume

• Rectangular Prism

• Triangular Prism

• Lateral Surface Area

• Total Surface Area

• Whole Number

• Fractional Edge Lengths

## Extensions

#### Surface Area & Volume Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 7th Grade CCSS

\$10.99

Students practice surface area and volume including finding the volume of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, and square pyramids, as well as calculating surface area using geometric nets and 3D shape nets with this 7th Grade CCSS Surface Area & Volume Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 4 products with 8 pixel art activities total for a complete 7th grade Common Core surface area and volume unit.

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