# Volume Teaching Resources

Explore volume worksheets, games and more teacher-created resources to help your students build their measurement skills!

Aligned with Australian curriculum standards for maths, resources in this collection have all been designed with your lesson plans — and your students — in mind! Best of all, each digital and printable maths resource has been carefully reviewed by a member of our teacher team to ensure it's ready for your classroom!

New to teaching kids to grapple with volume? Read on for a primer from our teacher team!

## What Is Volume? A Kid-Friendly Definition

You can't introduce your class to measuring volume without a simple definition they can understand! Here's one from our teacher team:

Volume is a measure of the amount of space that an object occupies in three dimensions.

## What Are the Units of Volume?

While liquid volume is typically measured in liquid units such as litres or mililitres measuring the volume of a 3D object requires different units of volume, such as:

- Cubic centimetres
- Cubic metres

## How to Measure the Volume of a Rectangular Prism

One of the first volume measurements that most Aussie teachers will introduce is how to find the volume of a rectangular prism such as a box or a cube.

The formula we use to calculate this figure is fairly simple:

- Cube volume = Length x Width x Height

The result will then be represented as a cubed figure. For example, you might see the volume of a box represented as 8 cubic centimetres or 8 cm³.

## What Is a Unit Cube and How Is It Used?

A "unit cube" is an object with "one cubic unit" of volume. This specific type of cube has a side length of 1 unit, which makes it useful for measuring the volume of other 3D objects.

To find the volume of an object, students can count how many unit cubes will fit inside it without overlapping.

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### Year 3 Using Units of Measurement Worksheets Bundle

Download year 3 worksheets for using units of measurement that are linked to the Australian Curriculum.

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### How Much Does it Measure? Estimating Units Interactive (Mixed Units)

Estimate units of mass, volume, temperature, length, and more with an engaging, interactive measurement game.

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### Measurement Conversion Scoot Game

Grab a handy set of 24 measurement conversion task cards to use as a whole class scoot activity.

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### Finding Volume – Differentiated Worksheets

Practise finding the volume of rectangular prisms and cubes with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Connecting Volume and Capacity Posters

A set of three posters to help with connecting and converting units of volume and capacity.

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### Volume Worksheet

A worksheet to use when exploring the concept of volume.

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### Volume Vocabulary Poster

A poster that explains the concept of volume and lists associated vocabulary.

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### Capacity Vs Volume Poster

A poster explaining the difference between capacity and volume.

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### Know Your Measurements Board Game

A fun measurement game for students to play when applying their knowledge of length, mass, capacity and time.

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### Finding Volume with Unit Cubes – Task Cards

Count unit cubes to determine the volume of a rectangular prism with this set of 24 task cards.

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### Measuring Volume Worksheet

A worksheet to use when exploring the concept of volume.

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### My Recipe Rules - Measurement Worksheet

A worksheet using money and measurement concepts.

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### Volume Worksheets

3 volume worksheets.

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### Volume with Unit Cubes – Worksheet

Use this worksheet to reinforce how to find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting the number of unit cubes.

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### Number Talks - Volume Task Cards

Build number sense skills with this set of 26 task cards.

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### Bear Square 3D Cube - Template

3D cube templates with bear illustrations.

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### Volume of 3D Objects Poster

A poster highlighting the formula for finding the volume of common 3D objects.

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### Volume and Capacity Maths Investigation – Splash World

A mathematics investigation about volume and capacity, embedded in a real-world context.

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### Number Talks - Geometry Task Cards

Build geometric reasoning with this set of 24 task cards.

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### Volume of Rectangular Prisms – Interactive Activity

Practise calculating the volume of rectangular prisms with this interactive activity.

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### Volume and Capacity Sort Game

A volume and capacity sort game for lower grades.

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### Volume and Capacity Colouring Worksheets

A set of 6 colouring worksheets aimed at improving each student's basic understanding of volume and capacity.

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### Volume of Irregular Prisms – Worksheet

Calculate the volume of irregular prisms and solve real-world problems with this worksheet.

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### Volume Investigation - Creating the Land of Cubes

A mathematics investigation involving volume, embedded in a real-world context.

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### 3D Popcorn Box Template

Create a 3D popcorn box from a 2D net.

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### Finding Volume – Teaching Slides for Year 7

Teach your students how to find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting unit cubes and using a formula with this set of teaching slides designed for year 7 students.

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### Comparing and Ordering Volume Worksheet

A worksheet that explores the concept of volume.

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### Measuring Volume with Informal Units Unit Plan

This Mathematics unit addresses the concept of measuring, comparing and ordering volume using informal units.

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### Volume Investigation - The Land of Cubes

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of volume to a real-world context.

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### Revision of Volume

A 60 minute lesson in which students will revise and consolidate the concept of volume.

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### Assessment - Measuring Volume with Informal Units

A 30 minute assessment in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding volume.

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### Measuring Volume

A 60 minute lesson in which students will measure volumes of 3D objects using informal units.