Volume and Surface Area of Triangular Prisms

Volume and Surface Area of Triangular Prisms

Free, printable “Volume and Surface Area of Triangular Prisms Worksheets!”

Imagine you want to pitch a tent. The amount of space inside the tent to sleep and walk around in is called the volume. The amount of fabric (including the floor) is called the surface area.

Volume = ½ b • h • d, where b is the base of a triangle, h is the height of a triangle, and d is the distance between triangles.

To calculate the surface area of a triangular prism, find the area of each of the 5 faces and add the numbers together. For the 2 triangular faces, use the formula A = ½ b • h. For the rectangular faces use the formula A = b • h.

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Volume of Triangular Prisms (Printable PDFs)

In these worksheets with answer keys, students will practice calculating volume. The formula for the volume of a triangular prism is V = ½ b • h • d, where b is the triangular base, h is the triangular height, and d is the distance between triangles. Label all answers with the correct units: cubic in, cubic ft, cubic cm, etc.

Surface Area of Triangular Prisms (Printable PDFs)

In these worksheets, students will find the total area of all five faces on each shape. The formula for the area of a triangle is A = ½ b • h. You’ll use that twice. The formula for the area of a rectangle is A = b • h. You’ll use that three times. Check your answers with our included answer keys, and don’t forget your units!

Volume and Surface Area of Triangular Prisms (Printable PDFs)

In our volume and surface area worksheets, students will calculate the volume and surface area of various triangular prisms. Remember: the volume should always be labeled with the appropriate cubic units, and the area should always be labeled with the appropriate square units. All worksheets include answer keys.