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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Calculate the surface area and volume of cylinders and solve related problems (ACMMG217)

  • analysing nets of cylinders to establish formulas for surface area
  • connecting the volume and capacity of a cylinder to solve authentic problems
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Volume (Dimensions),  Cylinders,  Surface area

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