Triangular Prism lessons and worksheets
A triangular prism is a three dimensional shape with five faces. It has two triangular faces and three rectangular faces. Kids start to learn about this solid as soon as in grade two in the elementary school. For these young students the recognition of this shape is good enough, so that they can learn more about it in higher grades.
There are the following main pages of this site where you can find key lessons and worksheets on drawing nets of this prism, finding its surface area and volume.
Basics About A Triangular Prism:
Faces: There are five faces of this solid. Two faces are triangular planar and rest of the three faces are rectangles. There is deep explanation of each face at a time down below on this page.
Edges: An edge is the meeting line of two faces. This prism have got nine edges. Scroll down the page to learn more about this concept.
Vertices: A vertex is a point where two or more edges meet. A triangular prism got six vertices and each of them is explained at the bottom of this page.
Below are some common types of shapes of a triangular prism which can be seen in grade eight or nine math curriculums around the world.
First of all, students need to know the fundamental terminology of this three dimensional shape.
Fundamental terminology means; faces, edges and vertices.
Another key basic term about all the solids is how to draw a net. Similarly the net of this shape is also very important as it is very helpful in calculating its surface area.
The net of any solid can be obtained by cutting it along the edges and spreading all the faces to see each face individually as a two dimensional shape.