A prism is a solid shape with two identical parallel faces called bases.
The prism is named by the shape of its bases.
Rectangular Prism. A prism with rectangular bases.
Opposite faces are parallel.
6 Faces (each face is a rectangle)
The surface area of a rectangular prism is the area of the six rectangles that cover it.
Surface Area = 2wl + 2 hl + 2hw
Volume = l w h (volume=length*width*height)
Rectangular Prism Net
Triangular Prism. A prism with triangular bases.
Only the bases are parallel.
Surface area of a triangular prism = area of the three rectangles + area of two triangles
A formula that works for all prisms is:
Lateral area = perimeter of the base times the height of the prism
Triangular Prism Net