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Under the surface

In this resource, students investigate the difference between surface area and volume using dynamic geometry. There are teacher notes and links to activities.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Student task
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
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)

Copyright details


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