Volume and Surface Area

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Volume and Surface Area

Metric Units of Area and Volume

Students learn how to convert between metric units of area and volume using diagrams and proportional reasoning....

Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids

Students learn how to find the surface area of cubes and cuboids using nets and 3D drawings.  As learning progre...

Surface Area of Prisms

Students use net drawings and 3D representations to calculate the surface area of prisms made from parallelogram...

Total Surface Area of Cylinders

Students learn how to calculate the total surface area of cylinders using net drawings.  As learning progresses ...

Volume of a Cylinder

Students learn how to calculate the volume of a cylinder both in terms of pi and as a decimal to three significa...

Volume of Cubes and Cuboids

Students learn how to find the volume of cubes and cuboids using the area of the  cross-section and depth.  Lear...

Volume of a Cone

Students learn how to calculate the volume of a cone using the base area and perpendicular height.  As learning ...

Surface Area of a Cone

Students learn how to calculate the curved surface area of a cone and total surface area of a cone by considerin...

Cylinder Total Surface Area And Volume

Students learn how to calculate the surface area and volume of a cylinder.  As learning progresses students are ...

Volume and Surface Area of Spheres

Students learn how to calculate the volume and surface area of spheres using the formulae.  As learning progress...

Total Surface Area of Prisms

Students learn how to calculate the surface area of spheres firstly by considering the net of a cuboid and later...

Total Surface Area and Volume Investigation

Students investigate possible surface areas given a fixed volume of a prism.  As learning progresses they consid...

Volume of Cuboids and Prisms

Students learn how to calculate the volume of prisms using the cross sectional area and depth.  As learning prog...

Volume of Pyramids

Students learn how to calculate the volume of a square based pyramid by considering the base area and one third ...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Calculating Instantaneous Rates of Change

When calculating instantaneous rates of change students need to  visualise the properties of the gradient for a straight line graph.   I use the starter activity to see if they can match four graphs with their corresponding equations. The only clue is the direction and steepness of the red lines in relation to the blue line […]

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages are ways of showing a proportion of something.  Any fraction can be written as a decimal, and any decimal can be written as a percentage.  In this blog I discuss how to use the place value table and equivalent fractions to illustrate how fractions, decimals and percentages are connected. You can […]

Comparing Datasets using the Mean and Range

In my experience, students, in general, find the concept of a mean straightforward to calculate and understand. However, the mean alone does not provide a complete picture of a set of data. To achieve this, a measure of spread is also required. The range is the simplest measure that can be used for this. Not […]