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Volume of right prisms
In this lesson, students learn to calculate the volume of any right prism by multiplying the area of the base times the height of the prism. They derive this formula by picturing the prism decomposed into identical layers 1 unit tall.
|Year level(s)||Year 8|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Student task|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||Area, Cylinder, Box, Solid, Net, Volume, Surface area|
|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
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
Understanding units of measurement (P10)
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
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