# Mathematics / Year 9 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

Curriculum content descriptions

Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms (ACMMG218)

Elaborations
• solving practical problems involving surface area and volume of right prisms
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
• Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Volume (Dimensions),  Surface area,  Right prisms

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