G16e – Volume of cuboids, prisms, and cylinders

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Visualising volumes of cuboids

For each new question, click the “Upwards”, “Widthwise” or “Depthwise” buttons in turn to watch slow animations showing different ways of finding the total number of cubes making up the large cuboid.

With thanks to John Ulbright, whose Rectangular Prism in 3D worksheet is available here. Material modified and embedded here under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

Volume of cuboids, prisms, and cylinders

Teacher resources

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  • Slides in PDF (one slide per page, suitable for importing into IWB software)
Links to past exam questions

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Interactive GeoGebra activity

Change the dimensions of the cuboid and see if you can work out its volume. Tick the box to show the volume.

With thanks to Anthony, whose Custom Cuboid applet is available here. Material modified and embedded here under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.