Now we are going to get a bit
fancier. For this activity you will construct a HEXAGONAL PRISM. It will
have two congruent, regular, hexagons for its top and bottom. The sides
will be rectangles.
Here is what you need to do:
- Draw a net for an irregular
hexagonal prism, including dimensions and glue flaps. Be sure to name
each of the eight faces: top, bottom, side1, side2, side3, side4, side5,
and side6. On a regular hexagonal prism, these sides will all
be congruent, but on any other hexagonal prism they will NOTall be congruent.
- Cut out your net. Dry fold,
(fold it but don't glue the flaps), to be sure that it works.
- On the front of a piece
of notebook paper, explain in words how to find the surface area for
your net, and then show the mathematics.
*NOTE: You will have to cut the hexagon into shapes for which you know
how to find the area, like triangles and trapezoids.
- On the back of the notebook
paper explain how to find the volume for your hexagonal prism and then
show the mathematics.
- DON'T use the same
dimensions as the example. Yours must be irregular, (not all
sides the same length on the hexagon).
here to see our example.