Apex

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of an apex:

- It is a point.
- It represents the point on a cone or pyramid that is the greatest distance from the base.
- It is opposite the base.
- It is also called a vertex.

Example

The apex of a pyramid or cone is always the vertex that is opposite the base. The orientation does not matter.

Apex Pyramid Activity

Apex Pyramid Activity

Non-example

TEKS: 1(6)(E), 2(8)(B), 3(6)(A)