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# Volume and surface area (Years 8 and 9)

This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topics of area, surface area and volume. There are sections that provide history and context for the topics, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.

Year level(s) Year 8, Year 9
Purpose Content knowledge
Keywords area, surface area, volume, prism, cylinder, circle, explicit teaching

## Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Measurement
Topics Pythagoras and trigonometry, Using units of measurement, Area, volume and surface area
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG195 Choose appropriate units of measurement for area and volume and convert from one unit to another
ACMMG196 Find perimeters and areas of parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites
ACMMG198 Develop formulas for volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms and prisms in general. Use formulas to solve problems involving volume
ACMMG160 Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms
ACMMG217 Calculate the surface area and volume of cylinders and solve related problems
ACMMG218 Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms
ACMMG242 Solve problems involving surface area and volume for a range of prisms, cylinders and composite solids
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM9