Ch 12: Glencoe Geometry Chapter 12: Surface Area

About This Chapter

The Surface Area chapter of this Glencoe Geometry Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential geometry lessons of surface area. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Surface Area textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe Geometry's Surface Area chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the surface area topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Planes and the polyhedron
  • Orthogonal drawings
  • Area and volume of platonic solids
  • Area and volume of prisms
  • Area and volume of cylinders
  • Area and volume of pyramids
  • Area and volume of cones
  • Area and volume of spheres
  • Lateral area of solids

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10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Glencoe Geometry Chapter 12: Surface Area
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

1. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.

What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

2. What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn that there are only five platonic solids in the whole world. You will also learn what they look like and see real-life examples.

How to Complete Orthogonal Drawings

3. How to Complete Orthogonal Drawings

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to draw the orthogonal drawings of an object from an isometric view of the object. You'll also learn how mentally rotating the object can help you.

Nets & Surface Area: 2-D Maps of 3-D Figures

4. Nets & Surface Area: 2-D Maps of 3-D Figures

Surface area can be tricky, but nets offer a quick way to be sure that you've accounted for each face of a given object when calculating that object's surface area. When you are through, test your understanding with a short quiz.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

5. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

6. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

8. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Lateral Area: Definition, Formula & Examples

9. Lateral Area: Definition, Formula & Examples

Lateral surface area is finding the area of the sides of a three-dimensional geometric figure. The formulas for lateral surface area are based on the base of the figure and whether the figure is a prism, cone, or pyramid. We will investigate all of these.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

10. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.

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