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Tuesday 23rd February 2021


Complete the quick maths starter.


  • Please work on Paper and show all your working out.
  • Time yourself to see quickly and accurately you can get an answer.
  • Mark your work by opening up the document below





Maths lesson part 1


WALT understand volume.


What is volume?

Watch this video clip from bbc bitesize.


Volume is the amount of space a 3D shape takes up.


  • A cubic cm block takes up 1 cubic cm. This is written as 1 cm³.
  • If the shape is made of cubic cm blocks, you can count the cubes to find the shape's volume.
  • Another way is by using the formulaheight × width × depth

We can work out volume by counting the cubes.

Have a look at the question below.



Here are some shapes made of 1cm cubes.

Count the cubes.

What is volume of each shape?





Pair these shapes with the correct volume.


Complete the sentence to show the volume of the shape.


The cuboid is made up of ....... cm cubes.

The volume of the cuboid is ....... cm3



True or false?

The volume of the shape is 20 cm3.

Maths step 2
  • Today I would like everyone to watch the video and follow the instructions and activities. The video will take you through the activities step by step. 


  • Pause the video so you can give yourself enough time to work out each question.


  • You will need to worksheet with you when you watch the video because you will answer some of the questions as you go.


Remember, volume is the amount of space something takes up.  



  • Complete all questions 

Spr6.9.2 - What is volume?.mp4

Still image for this video

Optional extra.

For those of you who finish quickly or if you want to challenge yourself further, try to solve the problems below.