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Volume Of Prisms Worksheet

Volume Of Prisms Worksheet

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

  • 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.


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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