Cheese Blocks

Purpose

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in solving a problem involving volumes of cuboids.

Achievement Objectives
GM3-2: Find areas of rectangles and volumes of cuboids by applying multiplication.
Description of Mathematics

The background knowledge and skills that should be established before and/or during this activity are outlined in the diagram below:

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This activity may be carried out with step by step guidance, or by allowing the student to follow their own method of solution. The approach should be chosen in sympathy with students' skills and depth of understanding.

Activity

 

A cheesemaker exports 25 kg slabs of cheese with a base area of 1000 cm².

If a 1 kg block of cheese has dimensions 15 x 8 x 4 cm³, how high is each slab?

 

 

The procedural approach  (show more)

  • The student is able to solve a problem involving volumes of cuboids and metric units, with guidance.

The conceptual approach  (show more)

  • The student is able to solve a problem involving volumes of cuboids and metric units.
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Level Three