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Mathematics / Year 8 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

Curriculum content descriptions

Develop formulas for volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms and prisms in general. Use formulas to solve problems involving volume (ACMMG198)

Elaborations
  • investigating the relationship between volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Volume (Dimensions),  Prisms

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Volumes of prisms

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to volumes of prisms and using formulas to find the volumes of prisms. It contains material on rectangular and triangular prisms and finding the volumes of these by using formulas. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain ...

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Surface area and volume

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