Unit 22 Section 1 : Volume using the Unit Cube

This section introduces the idea of volume by counting up how many 1 cm cubes there are in a solid.

The 1 cm cube
The volume of this cube is 1 cm³ (1 cubic centimetre)

Example
We want to find the volume of this solid:

We can see that this solid is made up of five 1 cm cubes like the one above.
The volume of the solid is 5 cm³ (5 cubic centimetres).

Practice Question
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What is the volume of this solid?


 

Exercises

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Question 1
Work out the volume of each of the cuboids below:

(a) cm³
(b) cm³
(c) cm³
(d) cm³

Question 2
Work out the volume of each of the solids below:

(a) cm³
(b) cm³
(c) cm³

Question 3
The diagram below shows the cubes that are used to make the first layer of a cuboid.

(a) How many cubes are there in the first layer?
cubes

(b) What is the volume of the cuboid if it is made up of 6 layers?
cm³

Question 4
A cuboid is built from 1 cm cubes on top of the rectangular base shown below.
 
(a) How many cubes are there in the first layer?
cubes

(b) If there are 4 layers, what is the volume of the cuboid?
cm³

Question 5
The diagram below shows a large cube made from 1 cm cubes.
 
(a) How many small cubes are in each layer of the large cube?
cubes

(b) What is the volume of the large cube?
cm³

Question 6
Work out the volume of this cube.
 

Volume = cm³

Question 7
Look at the cube below.
(a) What is the volume of the cube?
cm³

(b) The top layer is cut off. What is the volume of the remaining solid?
cm³

Question 8
Sally is asked to make a cuboid with sides of length 7 cm, 3 cm and 4 cm.
She runs out of cubes when she has made the shape shown below:
 

(a) What is the volume of the shape she has made?
cm³

(b) How many more cubes would she need to make the required shape?
cubes

Question 9
Work out how many of each of the shapes below you would need to make a 1 cm cube.
(a) You would need of these to make a 1 cm cube.

(b) You would need of these to make a 1 cm cube.

Question 10
What is the volume of each of these shapes? Give your answers as decimals.
(a) cm³
(b) cm³


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