Volume of Prisms

Experience life in 3-D! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby show you how to find the area of prisms. You’ll learn exactly what a prism is, what shape the sides are, and how prisms are named. Find out about several types of prisms that you’re probably already familiar with, and learn the formula for the volume of a prism. You’ll also discover what you need to figure out before finding a prism’s volume, and you can work through a few sample problems with various types of prisms. Things aren’t looking so flat!

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What is a prism?

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