This section is all about the volume and surface area of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones and spheres! All of these shapes has their own unique properties and this section is about understanding and calculating the volumes and surface areas.
In this unit you should learn to…
work out the volume and surface area of 3 shapes including prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones and spheres
Use the above to solve problems in 3 dimensions
This is a video explaining the properties of a prism and looking at different kinds of prism.
Here we learn about how to use the properties of prisms to calculate their volumes. the video goes through some examples.
Here we learn about calculating surface area by examining the nets of different kinds of prisms.
Here we look at applying the same principles as with prisms to cylinders with their circular base.
Defining the key properties of these shapes and looking at a few different ones.
This is calculated by taking a third of the volume of the prism it would fit in. This video shows this in action.
Here we look at the nets of different pyramids so we can see how surface area can be calculated.
Unpacking the net of a cone is lovely example of mathematical links. In this video, we explore the links between the variables and show how to calculate this.