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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.)
|Year level(s)||Year 10|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Student task|
|Keywords||Area, Pyramid, Prism, Cylinder, Solid, Surface, Volume|
|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
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
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