This unit contains lesson plans, quizzes, and an assessment project. Students will investigate nets, which are 2D representations of 3D objects, surface areas and volumes of various prisms, and more. The project has students designing their own packaging, calculating the surface area, volume, and cost of materials, for a product of their choice.


  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


math 8 surface area volume prisms



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-03-23.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This unit consists of a series of lessons on surface area and volume, as concepts, and realized in examples from everyday life. The lessons are similar in the activities they represent. All show awareness to the underlying theory and also to the interests of students, who will enjoy the opportunity to measure and speculate. An excellent unit.
Joshua Marks
Excellent projects and activities. If you could also post them as PDFs and Wiki pages, that would be even better!!!

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