# Volume Of Prisms Worksheet • Section 1 of the volume of prisms worksheet contains 27 skills-based volume of a prism questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 contains 4 applied volume of a prism 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 prism questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all volume of a prism 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 prisms at a glance

Volume of 3D shapes is a measure of how much space there is inside the 3D shape. A prism is a 3D shape with two identical ends joined by a number of rectangular faces. The cross-section of a prism could be any polygon.

To calculate the volume of prisms we multiply the area of the cross-section by the length of the prism, text{Volume} = text{Cross-sectional Area} times text{Height} . For example, to find the volume of a trapezoidal prism, we would calculate the area of the trapezium and multiply this by the height of the prism.

Note that cuboids are a special type of prism and finding the volume of the cuboid could be done by finding the volume of a rectangular prism.

The volume of a prism is measured in units cubed, for example cm^3 or mm^3.

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