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Year 6 Maths

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Today you will be consolidating your learning from last week on volume of cuboids by finding missing lengths.             

To find missing lengths you need to use the formula L= V ÷ (WxH)

So if you know that the volume of a cuboid is 70cm³ and its width was 2cm and its height was 7cm.  You would do the following sum:

Length = V ÷ (WxH)

Length = 70 ÷ (7x2)

Length = 70 ÷ 14

Length = 5cm

Please answer the following questions being sure to set out your work as above.

  1. Volume = 72cm³      Width = 3cm          Height = 4cm
  2. Volume = 144cm³     Width = 8cm           Height = 6cm
  3. Volume = 180cm³     Width = 12cm          Height = 5cm
  4. Volume = 245cm³    Width = 7cm           Height = 5cm

The cuboids for the following three questions all have a volume of 120cm³each.  What are their lengths?

  1. Width = 3cm           Height = 10cm
  2. Width = 12cm          Height = 5cm
  3. Width = 40mm        Height = 60mm


Find the difference in volume between the following cuboids:

  1. Cuboid A = L40cm     W=30cm     H=30cm

Cuboid B = L350mm  W=300mm  H=350mm


    2. Cuboid C = L1m         W=0.4m      H=0.5m

        Cuboid D = L80cm    W=50cm     H=60cm



Read each puzzle then find the values for the missing measurements for each shape described.


  1. My height is 5m.  My volume is 165m³.  What is my length and width if they are prime numbers?
  2. My volume is 273mm³.  All my measurements are odd numbers.  What are they?
  3. One of my edges is 6cm.  My volume 216cm³.  My other two edges are equal in length.  What do they measure?
  4. My volume is 336cm³.  My measurements are three 1-digit consecutive numbers.  What are they?
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