Before the Movie

What is a three dimensional object? Why might you need to measure such an object?


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:20: What makes rectangular prisms different from other shaped prisms?  

Timecode 4:00: How does calculating the surface area of a triangular prism differ from calculating a rectangular one?

Timecode 6:05: How does having fewer exposed surfaces reduce surface area?


After the Movie

What are some real world examples of when you might need to calculate surface area? 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Surface Area Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.



*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.