What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas


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Give an example of a prism.

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1. Define surface area.

2. How do you find the surface area of a prism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will task you with questions about things like examples of prisms, the definition of surface area, and finding surface area.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More narrowly, you will be asked to:

  • Calculate a cone's SA
  • Calculate a sphere's SA
  • Calculate a prism's SA
  • Provide the definition of surface area
  • Provide an example of a prism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding geometry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about three-dimensional shapes in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about surface area and prisms

Additional Learning

To ascertain more of an understanding of surface area, have a look at our accompanying lesson by the name of, What is Surface Area? - Definition, Formulas & Quiz. With this lesson, you will be more keen on things like:

  • Formulas for surface area
  • Identifying shapes
  • Examples of three-dimensional shapes