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Vocabulary, Formulas, and Regular Square Pyramids

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Lesson Description:

Students learn the definition of a prism, as well as the following vocabulary words related to prisms: base, base edge, lateral edge, lateral face, and altitude (height). Students also learn the formulas for the lateral area, total area, and volume of a right prism, and are asked to solve problems using these formulas. Note that the prisms in this lesson are primarily rectangular prisms - prisms whose bases are rectangles.