a Truncated Right Square Pyramid and
Analyze its Surface Area and Volume
- For this activity
you will construct a right square pyramid that has its top cut
off parallel to its bottom. This is known as a "truncated"
pyramid. Make a net on a large piece of paper that will fold up
into the exact figure described by the two elevations below. The
dimensions you write on your net must match those on the
elevevations exactly. When you fold this net it should fit right
on top of the elevations and match perfectly.
*NOTE: only two elevations are needed here, because
it is a right square pyramid. It will look the same from the front,
back, left side, and right side.
- Cut out your net and
glue it together.
- Now, on a piece of
notebook paper describe in words how to find the surface area
of your net, and then show the mathematics clearly for each side
and the total.
- Finally, on notebook
paper describe in words how to find the volume of your truncated
right square pyramid, and then show the mathematics clearly.
- You may look at our
EXAMPLE if you need help, but remember
your dimensions are different.