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