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Module 1 section 2
Exploration 2
Area and Volume

Text Box: The Faces are the flat sides of the figure.
The Edges are all the places that two faces meet.
The Vertices (Vertex) are all the corners.
Text Box: Face
Text Box: Face
Area and volume are two examples in math where we commonly use exponents.

Area of Squares are calculated by multiplying the length times the width and since a square has all equal sides we are actually multiplying a side by itself. We can write this as area of square = s2 (s is the length of the side)

***Remember area is always expressed in square units; in2, ft2, cm2, m2 etc.

Volume of Cubes are calculated by multiplying the length times the width times the height of the cube and since a cub has all equal sides we are actually multiplying a side by itself, three times.
We can write this as volume of cube = s3 (s is the length of the side)

***Remember volume is always expressed in cubed units; in3, ft3, cm3, m3 etc.

When looking at a 3-dimensional figure we name each part: