Tuvalu/Maths/Topic 2: Volume and Capacity

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Topic: Volume and Capacity


The purpose of this topic is to teach the methods and skills of calculating the volume and capacity of cylinders and prisms.


At the end of this topic, students will be able to;

  1. calculate the volume of cylinders
  2. work out the total surface area of cylinders
  3. calculate the total surface area of prisms


1. Discussion of what a cylinder and a prism look like

2. Calculate the volume of a cylinder

3. Work out Total Surface Area of Cylinders

4. Calculating the Total Surface Area of Prisms

Lesson plans

  1. Cylinders and Prisms
  2. Volume of a Cylinder
  3. Total Surface Area