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Geometry Nets - Rectangular Prisms

A rectangular is a three dimensional shape with six rectangular shaped sides. All of its angles are right angles. It can also be called a cuboid.

A cube and a square prism are both special types of a rectangular prism. Keep in mind, a square is just a special type of rectangle!

- Cubes are rectangular prisms where all three
dimensions (length, width and height) have the same measurement.

- Square prisms are rectangular prisms where any two
of the three dimensions have the same measurement.

Boxes are an example of rectangular prisms in real life.

Explore the rectangular prism by cutting out cube geometry net, folding it and gluing the tabs.

(all shapes are rectangles... no squares)

Rectangular Prism - Plain: you can trace this onto decorative paper or decorate it as you see fit

Rectangular Prism - cute faces: (color) or (B&W)

Holiday Rectangular Prisms:

Rectangular Prism - Christmas: (color) or (B&W)

Rectangular Prism - Valentine's Day: (color) or (B&W)

(also known as a square prism)

Square Prism - Plain: you can trace this onto decorative paper or decorate it as you see fit

Square Prism - cute faces: (color) or (B&W)

Holiday Square Prisms:

Square Prism - Christmas: (color) or (B&W)

Square Prism - Valentine's Day: (color) or (B&W)

(also known as a cube)

Cube - Plain: you can trace this onto decorative paper or decorate it as you see fit

Cube - cute faces: (color) or (B&W)

Holiday Cubes:

Cube - Christmas: (color) or (B&W)

Cube - Valentine's Day: (color) or (B&W)

Rectangular Prism characteristics:

- a type of prism (a three dimensional shape where
the cross-section indicates the type of prism -- so a triangular prism
would have a triangular cross-section, a rectangular prism would have
a rectangular cross-section, a square prism would have a square
cross-section and so on). "Cross-section" is just a fancy way of
saying slicing the object like you would a loaf of bread -- each
"slice" of a prism is identical.

- opposite sides are
parallelograms (the shapes opposite each other are identical)

- 6 Faces
- 8 Vertices
- 12 Edges

Rectangular Prism formulas:

Surface Area of a rectangular
prism =
**2 (width x length) + 2(width x height) + 2(length x height)**

Volume of a rectangular prism
=
**length x width x height**

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