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Visually Understanding Area of a Triangle and Volume of a Triangular Prism

How to Find th e Volume of a Triangular Prism Starting With Area of the Base

About a week ago, I shared my visual animations explaining the “Derivation of the Volume of a Cylinder Formula” and Volume of a Rectangular Prism formula I used in class and students seemed to be able to tie some of the visuals to the work they completed in class. Here is the next video animation I created in my Visualizing Mathematics series: Volume of a Triangular Prism.

Feel free to check it out for use in your classroom. I recommend muting the volume and speaking over the video and/or pausing at certain points where necessary.
http://youtu.be/a8YLrKTer5M

Stage By Stage PDF File

Here is a stage-by-stage PDF file for you to grab, if you’d like:


Please let me know if you/your students found this resource helpful to better understand where the Volume of a Triangular Prism comes from!