# Surface area introduction

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### Key learning points

- In this lesson, we will be introduced to the concept of surface area, and how to calculate it.

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### 6 Questions

Q1.

Which formula works out the volume of a prism?

Area and cross section

Cross section x length

Multiply all the numbers together

Q2.

What is the volume of this shape?

12 cubic centimetres

24 cubic centimetres

Not enough information given

Q3.

The perpendicular height to the 6cm base is 8cm. Which calculation would correctly give you the volume of this prism?

6 x 10 x 12

6 x 8 x 10 divided by 2

6 x 8 x 10 x 12

Q4.

Work out the volume of this triangular prism.

165 cubic centimetres

240 cubic centimetres

330 cubic centimetres

A different answer

Q5.

Work out the volume of this cylinder.

18 cubic centimetres

18 pi cubic centimetres

9 pi cubic centimetres

A different answer

Q6.

This cuboid has a volume of 45 cubic centimetres. What is the missing height?

11.5cm

15 cm

4.5cm

### 5 Questions

Q1.

Which statement is true?

Area and surface area always have different units

Q2.

This shape was made with 1 centimetre unit cubes. What is the surface area of this shape?

20 centimetres squared

32 centimetres squared

36 centimetres squared

A different number

Q3.

This shape was made with 1 centimetre unit cubes. What is the surface area of this shape?

15 centimetres squared

36 centimetres squared

8 centimetres squared

A different number

Q4.

This shape was made with 1 centimetre unit cubes. What is the surface area of this shape?

16 centimetres squared

27 centimetres squared

33 centimetres squared

34 centimetres squared

Q5.

What is the maximum surface area of combining 10 of these 1cm unit cubes together?

10 cubic centimetres

22 unit centimetres

46 unit centimetres

A different number