Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume


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What does the B stand for in the formulas for surface area and volume of a prism?

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1. What is the volume of a triangular prism whose area of the base is 20 inches squared with a height of 3 inches?

2. What is the surface area of a rectangular prism whose base measures 4 inches by 5 inches with a height of 10 inches?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of the lesson on prisms. In order to pass this quiz, you will have to recall information about this three-dimensional object and then apply your knowledge to calculate surface area and volume.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • Surface area and volume formulas
  • Number of prism bases
  • Shapes of prisms

Skills Practiced

Students have the chance to apply these skills:

  • Information recall - use the information you've gained regarding mathematical formulas for prisms
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate surface area and volume for various shapes of prisms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of how to identify the shape of a prism

Additional Learning

If you would like to find out more about this concept, review the related lesson on Prisms. The lesson discusses the following concepts:

  • Definition of a prism
  • Importance of the base of a prism
  • Measurements of prisms