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Understand Volumes of Cubes, Cuboids and Compound Figures

In this worksheet, students will calculate the volume of cubes, cuboids and compound figures.

'Understand Volumes of Cubes, Cuboids and Compound Figures' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:   Use 3D Shape Knowledge to Solve Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Look at the compound figure below.


Think of it as a large cuboid with the dimensions a x b x d with a smaller cuboid of dimensions b x c x b cut out.



a = 10 cm

b = 4 cm

c = 2 cm

d = 6 cm


How would you calculate the volume?   


= (volume of the large cuboid) - (volume of the small cuboid)

= (10 x 4 x 6) - (4 x 2 x 4)

= 240 - 32

= 208 cm3


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