# Hexagonal Pyramid

## A one stop resource 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

 Image 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. 