Everything you ever wanted to know about **rectangular prisms**. Whether you’re a student learning about polyhedrons for the first time, or a parent who needs a recap, by the time you get to the end of this webpage, you’ll be an expert.

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**Rectangular Prism Definition**

An **rectangular prism** is a 3D object with two rectangular or square caps and rectangular or square sides. A cube is an example of a rectangular prism.

**Rectangular Prism Paper Model and Net**

Below is a free printable rectangular prism net. Please open the pdf file by clicking on the image below. Then you will be able to download the file in your browser. (If you are unable to see the PDF, you may need an updated version of **Adobe Acrobat Reader.**)

**Construction Tutorial**

**Surface Area Formulas**

The surface area of a prism is equal to the sum of the areas of its faces. A rectangular prism is made up of 4 rectangle side faces and 2 rectangle cap faces.

**Volume Formulas**

**Vertices, Faces, and Edges**

An rectangular prism has **6 faces**, **8 vertices,** and **12 edges**.

**Related Prisms and Geometry**

Here as some similar math-related worksheets and printables you may find useful.

**Printable 3D Shapes**

**Additional Math Templates**

**11″ x 17″ Quarter Inch Graph Paper**

**Isometric Graph Paper**

**Multiplication Worksheets**

**Printable Math Tools**

**Printable Protractor**

**Printable Rulers in Inches and Centimeters**

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