Hexagonal Pyramid

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The hexagonal pyramid is a stunning shape.  It is a wonderful pyramid to use when your child is starting to study the cone, as a method of showing the properties of a polygon inscribed in a circle, and how when the number of sides of a polygon is increased, its area starts approaching the area of a circle with the same radius.

Of course this is also a very early introduction to limits in calculus - but we are not going to explore this concept at a site intended for elementary aged kidos!





The Facts

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Base Shape

Faces

SEVEN - The six side faces are triangles and the base shape is a hexagon.

Vertices

7 Vertices

Edges

12 Edges

Surface Area

Where: t = lateral height; P = Perimeter of Base; B =  Area of Base

Volume

B =  Area of Base; h = Perpendicular Height

Area of Hexagon

Your student is not expected to know or use this formula, I have put it here for interest purposes only.

If your child is expected to find the area of a Hexagon, it will be by calculating the area of triangles, when they are given the value of the Apothem.  Click the button below to get a full explanation of this method.

I am sure you will find all the information and worksheets you need here, however if there is anything you cannot find please don't hesitate to contact me or simply visit the K6Math CafĂ© and join the conversation!

I love to hear from my readers, and with a little feedback and a few suggestions I can make this a great resource for parents, teachers and tutors alike.

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