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Surface area and volume

The zoo wants to give the elephants as much space as possible in a rectangular enclosure meant for feeding. Students work through the problem to design the elephant enclosure. (Note: some of the measurements are given in imperial units and will need to be adjusted.)

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Year level(s) Year 10
Purpose Teaching resource, Student task
Format Web page
Keywords Area, Pyramid, Prism, Cylinder, Solid, Surface, Volume

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Measurement
Topics Area, volume and surface area
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of composite objects using appropriate units

Numeracy progression Understanding geometric properties (P7)

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