A square pyramid has a total of five faces. Four of these are side faces, made up of triangles, while the base of the pyramid is a square.
A square pyramid has a square base. Each side of the base is attached to a triangle, and all the triangles slant to meet at the top of the pyramid. The pyramid has five vertices, four on the base and one at the tip of the pyramid. The figure also has eight edges, four where the triangles attach to the base and four more at the sides, where the triangles attach to one another.