Semester 2 Topic 8 Level I

Task Name : Prisms Task Level : I (Year 8)
Semester : 2 Topic : Shapes VC Strand : Units of Measurement
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Equipment Needed : Various empty boxes/containers eg cereal boxes (students should bring these from home before the commencement of the task).
Victorian Curriculum outcome : Develop the formulas for volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms and prisms in general. Use formulas to solve problems involving volume.
Task description : Drawings of nets of 5 prisms with measurements and calculations of volume. Design a prism of your own with a net, measurements and volume. Describe how the design fits the purpose.
Assessment options : Photographs of drawings.

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Related Maths 300: Biggest Volume (worksheet)