Total Surface Area: Definition & Formula


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Length x Width is the formula for determining?

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1. What is the difference between perimeter, area, and volume?

2. How many dimensions does area measure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Total surface area refers to the amount of an object you can see in two dimensions, or the total area of all an object's sides in three dimensions. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of this formula, including the definitions and purpose associated with its use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What length x width determines
  • Differentiating between perimeter, area, and volume
  • How many dimensions area measures
  • Identifying an example of area measurement
  • The purpose of surface area

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on surface area
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as perimeter, area, and volume
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding surface area

Additional Learning

To learn more about surface area, review the accompanying lesson titled Total Surface Area: Definition & Formula. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how calculate total surface area
  • Discuss the differences between area and other measurements, such as perimeter
  • Demonstrate how to calculate area
  • Provide examples of how you might use total surface area in practice