Lauren Fulton Math

Surface Area of Triangular and Rectangular Prisms Maze Activity


Looking for a highly engaging surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms activity for your 8th Grade Math students? This self-checking surface area maze game is unlike anything your students have seen before and includes an animated story with alternate endings!

In this Adventurous Joe activity, Joe is camping in the Amazon Rainforest and leaves his canteen at the river after dark! Students must correctly solve surface area problems to help Joe find his wallet!

Problem types include: Finding the total and lateral surface area of triangular, rectangular, and square prisms/cubes.

❤️Why Students & Teachers LOVE this Resource❤️

  • Self-Checking. If students answer the questions correctly, Joe makes it out of his sticky situation. If they make a wrong turn, his adventure turns sour!
  • Engaging. The ONLY math product on TpT (that I can find) with an animated video story to accompany the activity.
  • No Prep. Just print & go!
  • Versatile. Choose to watch the videos as a class, or use the QR codes & have students work independently.


Included in this Product

  • Animated Video Story w/ Alternate Endings
  • 15 Task Cards w/ Variety of Problem Types
  • 1 Adventure Maze (black/white & color options)
  • Student Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys
Total Pages: 1 Animated Video, 15 Task Cards, 1 Student Maze
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: 45 minutes

This product aligns to CCSS 7.G.B.6