Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Calculate Volume

In this worksheet, students will learn how to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids using cubic meaasures.

'Calculate Volume' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Estimate Volume/Capactiy

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Volume describes the amount of space a 3D shape takes up.


To calculate the volume of a cube/cuboid, we multiply the length by the width by the height.

v = l x w x h

We usually measure volume in mm³, cm³ or m³ 


Let's have a go!


What is the volume of this cube?


a cube


Each of the sides measure 5 cm

To calculate the volume we multiply l x w x h

As the sides are all 5 cm in length, the calculation will be 5 x 5 x 5 (v = l x w x h)

5 x 5 x 5 = 125

The unit of measure is cm³

The volume is 125 cm³


Now, why don't you have a go at a few questions?


boy on computer

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents