Calculating the volume of a cuboid

Introduced in the Year 6 curriculum as: "Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3 ) and cubic metres (m3 ), and extending to other units [for example, mm3 and km3 ]."

The Volume of a cuboid is found by multiplying the width by the length by the height (our 3 dimensions!)

Volume is usually measured in cm³


Example:

= 3cm {black

Therefore,

Volume = 3 x 4 x 2 = 24cm³


Example:

= 3cm {black

Therefore,

Volume = 3 x 5 x 3 = 45cm³,


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