Calculate Volume

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

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Estimate Volume/Capactiy

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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

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What is the volume of this 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

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