Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms (VCMMG259)

LO: To calculate the volumes of rectangular prisms


  • the dimensions of 3-D rectangular prisms (length, width, height)

  • how to convert between different units of measurement eg.) mm to cm, cm to m and m to km


  • That formulas exist to assist us in finding the volume of rectangular prisms.


  • I can find the volume of rectangular prisms when given the dimensions of the shape.


  • investigating volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms and establishing and using the formula V = l × b × h

  • understanding and using cubic units when interpreting and finding volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms

Volume of Rectangular Prisms

Finding the volume of rectangular prisms is fairly easy, all you have to do is multiply the length by the width by the height (L x W x H).

Teaching Ideas

Sample Problems

  • How many square centimetres of wrapping paper are required to wrap a box that is 10 cm long, 8 cm wide, and 12 cm high?

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