Volume of Cones

Volume of Cones Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is designed to teach students how to calculate the volume of a cone. It provides the formula for volume ( ⅓ ℼ r2 h), where r is the radius and h is the height, and includes ℼ approximated to 3.14. The worksheet displays an example calculation at the top, demonstrating the step-by-step process of substituting the values for the radius and height into the formula and rounding the result to the nearest tenth. Below the example are six cones with different dimensions for which students are expected to calculate the volume using the provided formula.

The worksheet aims to teach students the mathematical formula for the volume of a cone, which is a third of the product of the base area (ℼ r2) and the height (h). By working through the various examples, students practice substituting values into a formula and carrying out the multiplication and division necessary to solve for volume. It also teaches students to apply rounding rules to their answers, ensuring they understand how to express numbers to a specified precision. This exercise not only reinforces their understanding of geometric shapes but also enhances their computational skills in geometry.