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.


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

Apex Pyramid Activity


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