3D Geometry - Naming 3D Shapes, Calculating Volume and Surface Area of Prisms, Cylinders, and Pyramids

Use this link to access a 27 minute video on 3D geometry.  I would NOT recommend having students watch ALL of this at once but rather use parts of it as is relevant to your units.


I am a teacher and I use educreations a LOT to create video notes for my classroom.  This video is intended for my honors 6th grade students (preparing for Algebra I in 7th grade) but you could use whatever parts are relevant for your curriculum.  You could also create a "fill in the blank" notes if your students need that level of scaffolding.  I'll post some videos and scaffolded notes that went along with it that I use for my standard level students (studying only 6th grade material).

Virginia Standards of Learning


Focus: Problem Solving with Area, Perimeter, Volume, and Surface Area

6.10        The student will

d)   describe and determine the volume and surface area of a rectangular prism.



Focus: Proportional Reasoning

7.5          The student will

a)   describe volume and surface area of cylinders;

b)   solve practical problems involving the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders; and

c)   describe how changing one measured attribute of a rectangular prism affects its volume and surface area.



Focus: Problem Solving

8.7          The student will

a)   investigate and solve practical problems involving volume and surface area of prisms, cylinders, cones, and pyramids

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