Ch 27: SBA Math - Grade 8: Surface Area & Volume of Geometric Solids

About This Chapter

Let us show your child what he or shee needs to study about surface area and the volume of geometric solids before they take the SBA Math Grade 8 Exam. This chapter is made up of animated videos, corresponding transcripts and self-assessment quizzed.

SBA Math Grade 8: Surface Area and Volume of Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Your child can use the lessons within this chapter to help them review what they had learned about surface area and volume of geometric solids as they prepare for the SBA Math Grade 8 Exam. The videos show them all the principles and concepts as well as how to apply them, including:

  • Polyhedrons
  • Rules for calculating the number of edges, faces and vertices of polyhedrons
  • Views and nets of 3-dimensional shapes
  • Planes and polyhedrons
  • Platonic solids
  • Surface area
  • Prisms and pyramids
  • Cylinders, cones and spheres

Our knowledgeable instructors present the material clearly and concisely, and walk your child step-by-step through the mathematical processes they need to be able to perform. By seeing the information presented in videos and quizzes, they are exposed to correct ways of calculating and they can study more effectively.

Objectives of the SBA Math Grade 8: Surface Area and Volume of Geometric Solids Chapter

The SBA Math Grade 8 Exam is a standardized test that evaluates how well your child comprehends all the topics covered in eighth-grade mathematics. The purpose is to see if they are at grade level in this subject. By taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the video lessons, you can see how proficient they are at this time, and they can practice answering the types of questions that will appear on the test.

There are several types of questions on the exam. Many are multiple-choice. These present your child with a math question or problem and several possible answers. There are also math problems to solve, and a classroom-based assignment.

13 Lessons in Chapter 27: SBA Math - Grade 8: Surface Area & Volume of Geometric Solids
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What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

1. What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to identify a polyhedron when you see one. You will also be able to tell your friends what the distinguishing identifying factor of a polyhedron is.

Types of Polyhedrons

2. Types of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to identify polyhedrons and you will become familiar with the common types of polyhedrons found in the world. You will also see real-world examples of polyhedrons in action.

Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

3. Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to count how many faces, edges, and vertices a polyhedron has. Also, you will learn how the number of faces, edges, and vertices are related.

Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

4. Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

This lesson goes over the front, side, and top views of numerous 3-dimensional figures. You'll learn that while some look exactly the same from most angles, others do not.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

5. Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to deconstruct a 3-dimensional figure into its 2-dimensional net. Learn what kind of shape you will get after opening and flattening your 3-dimensional figure.

Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

6. 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

7. 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.

What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas

8. What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas

In this lesson, you use general and specific formulas to learn how to find the surface area of three-dimensional shapes, such as cubes, prisms, spheres, cones and cylinders.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

9. 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.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

10. 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.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

11. 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.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

12. 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.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

13. 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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