Volume of a pyramid and a cone Image

Please note: This site contains links to websites not controlled by the Australian Government or ESA. More information here.

Go to website

Volume of a pyramid and a cone

A proof of the formula for the volume of a pyramid and a cone using the ancient Chinese Yangma.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 10
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Student task
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Explicit teaching
Keywords Area, Cylinder, Box, Solid, Net, Volume, Surface area

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
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)

Copyright details




© 1997-2021 University of Cambridge. Free-for-education material.