Comparing Surface Area & Volume

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about your classmates’ thinking concerning the surface areas and volumes of the different prisms.


As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How did you determine the side lengths for each prism?
  • How did you determine the total surface area?
  • Explain your thinking about how adding a top and bottom to a prism affects its area.
  • How is your explanation about how to predict the volume of a prism similar to the last explanation we heard? How is it different?