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Find the Volume of a Pyramid

In this worksheet, students will learn the formula for finding the volume of a pyramid and be able to apply it.

'Find the Volume of a Pyramid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   Maths

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel, OCR,

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures, Mensuration

Curriculum subtopic:   Mensuration and Calculation Volume and Surface Area Calculations

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?

They are to wrapped up in themselves!

 

 

We tend to associate the pyramid with the ancient Egyptians hence the mummy joke!

 

A pyramid is a structure with triangular faces that meet at the top in a single point.

There is a whole history behind them which is another topic entirely.

Here we are concerned with finding the volume of a pyramid.

 

 

Ancient Egyptians were clever people ..generally.... and left us a formula to work with to find the volume.

 

Volume of a pyramid = 1/3 x base area x height.

 

The base area could be any shape. You will need to know how to find the area of basic shapes such as square, rectangle, and triangle.

 

To enter our examples you need to solve this word puzzle.

 

How do you use an ancient Egyptian doorbell?

Toot and come in

 

pyramid

 

Find the volume of this pyramid.  The rectangle has sides of 3 cm and 4 cm. The height is 6 cm.

 

Find the area of the base first.

3 x 4 = 12 cm²

Now put everything into you calculator at once.

1 ÷ 3 x 12 x 6 = 24 cm³

 

We use units³ because we are working with volume.

 

I think we have this all wrapped up now!

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