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# How big is a cubic metre?

TLF ID L163

Explore just how big a cubic metre really is. 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 areas of layers within a cubic metre. Use the areas of these layers to work out the total number of cubic centimetres contained within one cubic metre (100 cm x 100 cm x 100 cm). This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students estimate the number of centimetres needed for the length, width, height and volume of a cubic metre.
• Students estimate the number of cubic centimetres needed to cover layers of a cubic metre.
Educational value
• This resource is useful for the Australian Curriculum content description in year 7 mathematics about using a formula to find the volume of a cubic metre with formal units.
• It may also be relevant in supporting students in year 8 to develop the formula for volumes of rectangular prisms.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
Concept
• Mathematics/Volume (Measurement)
• Mathematics/Estimating (Mathematics)

#### 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
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Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
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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.