AIM: How can we find the surface area of a rectangular prism or cylinder?
HW: Filling and Wrapping - ACE #4 p.16, #29a p.88
Find the volume of the rectangular prism (with side lengths of 7 cm, 6c m, 4.25 cm)
The past week has focused on volume, which is the amount of space a 3D object takes up (or contains). We transitioned into surface area, which is the amount of 2-dimensional space that surrounds an 3D object. You can think of surface area as finding the area of all of the 2D objects that make up the 3D object, and then adding them up. REMEMBER: Surface area measures 2D objects so it should always be in units^2 (aka square units).