Volume of a water tank  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 water tank 

Students calculate the volume of various shaped water tanks to determine the shape that provides the greatest storage capacity and smallest surface area.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 10
Audience Student
Purpose Student task, Home practice tasks
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Sustainability
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


Global Education


© Commonwealth of Australia 2012. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 AU.