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Volume Of A Cylinder Worksheet

Volume Of A Cylinder Worksheet

Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free volume of a cylinder worksheet of 34 questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the volume of a cylinder worksheet contains 27 skills-based volume of a cylinder questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 4 applied volume of a cylinder questions with a mix of word problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style volume of a cylinder questions 
  • An answer key and a mark scheme for all volume of a cylinder questions are provided
  • Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
  • All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
  • Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Volume of a cylinder at a glance

 

Volume is a measure of how much space there is inside a 3D shape. To calculate the volume of a cylinder we use the formula V=π(r^2)h where r is the radius of the base of the cylinder and h is the height of the cylinder. Notice that this is very similar to the formula for the volume of a prism, V = \text{Cross-sectional area} \times \text{Height} . In the case of a cylinder the cross-section is a circle, with the area of a circle being π(r^2) and this is multiplied by the height or length of the shape.

 

The volume of the cylinder is measured in units cubed, for example cm^3 or mm^3 . We will often be asked to either give an answer in terms of pi ( π ) or to round the answer to a given degree of accuracy, such as to the nearest tenth. 

 

 Looking forward, students can then progress to additional volume worksheets and other geometry worksheets, for example a simplifying expressions worksheet or simultaneous equations worksheet.

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