Volume of Pyramid TN

 teachMathematics: Volume of Pyramid TN

Teacher NotesThis is a lovely practical activity to help students visualise and derive the formula for the volume of a pyramid. By constructing square based pyramids (10cm by 10cm) with height 5cm then fitting six of them together to make a cube of edge 10cm they realise the volume of the pyramid is 1000/6cm². The following image shows how the students work with the pyramids to produce a cube.

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