(Measurement > Using Measurement > Volume)

Imagine how valuable it would be for your students if you were able to show them the relationship between the volume of a prism and the volume of a pyramid with the same height and base by pouring water from the pyramid into the prism. Since we don’t always have a prism and pyramid with the same height and base lying around, Volume of a Pyramid provides a simulation to show this relationship.

Students then use this relationship to discover the formula for finding the volume of a pyramid. Once they have discovered the formula they will apply it to find the volume of numerous pyramids with bases of various shapes. Concise graphics accompany numerous questions in this document to provide students with visual representations of the pyramids. Graphics show the pyramid from different perspectives as well as a 2-dimensional net.

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