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....

Revising Volume of Prisms

Students revise how to calculate the volume of prisms as the product of cross-sectional area and depth.  As lear...

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...

Surface Area of Square Based Pyramids

Students learn how to use net drawings and apply Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate the total surface area of squ...

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 ...

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When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a 'deep dive' by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English […]

How to Solve Quadratics by Factorising

The method of how to solve quadratics by factorising is now part of the foundational knowledge students aiming for higher exam grades are expected to have.   Here is an example of such a question. Solve x2 + 7x – 18 = 0 In my experience of teaching and marking exam papers students often struggle with […]