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).
Click
here to see our example.
