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# Inside a cubic metre

TLF ID L164

Watch a demonstration of the size of a cubic metre (100cm x 100cm x 100cm). See how small a cubic centimetre looks when compared with a cubic metre. Work through a series of questions about the length, width and height of a cubic metre. Work out area of layers within a cubic metre. Use multiples of 100 to calculate volume. For example, 0.5 of a cubic metre can be expressed as: 100cm x 100cm x 50cm = 500 000 cubic centimetres. Fill in data tables by working out progressive totals of length, width, height and volume (up to one cubic metre). This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students explore the relative volumes of one cubic centimetre and one cubic metre.
• Students complete data tables showing the relationship between the height of a cuboid of base area 10 000 square centimetres and its volume.
• Students use a mathematical formula to work out the volume of fractions of a cubic metre.
Educational value
• This resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum content description in year 6 mathematics about converting between common metric units of capacity.
• It is also relevant in supporting students in year 7 to calculate volumes of rectangular prisms.
Year level

6; 7

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
Concept
• Mathematics/Volume (Measurement)
• Mathematics/Estimating (Mathematics)
• Mathematics/Formulas
• Mathematics/Shape perception
• Mathematics/Size and shape
• Mathematics/Area
• Mathematics/Number patterns
• Mathematics/Mensuration
• Mathematics/Metric units
• Mathematics/Polyhedra
• Mathematics/Multiplication
• Mathematics/Prisms
Skill
• Analysis;
• Application;
• Comprehension;
• Knowledge
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Analysis;
• Experiment;
• Modelling
Learning design
• Independent learning;
• Experiential learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Subject matter expert
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 27 May 2014
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Generic
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.