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# Volume and surface area

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 7, 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 (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M7M02
Solve problems involving the volume of right prisms including rectangular and triangular prisms, using established formulas and appropriate units

AC9M8M01
Solve problems involving the area and perimeter of irregular and composite shapes using appropriate units

AC9M9M01
Solve problems involving the volume and surface area of right prisms and cylinders using appropriate units

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P9)