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Surface area and volume of prisms and cylinders

From the AMSI ‘Supporting Australian Mathematics Project’, this resource gives detailed explanations for teachers and students of the curriculum content, worked examples and assessment questions. This resource focuses on the surface area and volume of prisms and cylinders.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Student task
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Explicit teaching
Keywords Area, Cylinder, Box, Solid, Net, Volume, Surface area

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Space
Topics Area, volume and surface area
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Use Pythagoras' theorem to solve problems involving the side lengths of right-angled triangles

Numeracy progression Understanding geometric properties (P7)
Understanding units of measurement (P10)
Multiplicative strategies (P9)

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