• Mathematics
  • Year 10

Area, Surface Area and Volume

approx. 10 hrs

5 topics

27 concepts

Enhance your skills in Area, Surface Area and Volume for academic success in Mathematics.

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This program builds on prior knowledge of area of plane shapes from Year 9 and aligns with the Australian curriculum. Students enhance their skills in selecting and using formulae of varied shapes and solids, including pyramids, cones and spheres and perform calculations to find the area, surface area and volume. In addition, they gain greater competency in understanding the limitations of measurement and confidently work with different units of measurement.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 5 topics, broken down into 27 concepts.

  • Converting Units Measurement 7 concepts

    1. Investigate the meaning of prefixes such as 'nano', 'micro', 'mega', 'giga' and 'tera'

    2. Converting units of length

    3. Convert between metric units of volume

    4. Rounding of whole numbers and decimals to significant figures

    5. Convert units of measurement using standard form of metric prefixes, index laws and scientific notation

    6. Convert between metric units of volume and capacity

    7. Convert between metric units of area

  • Accuracy of Measurement 4 concepts

    1. Determine the limit of reading of a measurement or measuring tool

    2. Determine the absolute error based on the limit of reading

    3. Use formulae to calculate the percentage error

    4. Find the lower and upper limit of the true measurement based on the absolute error

  • Area of 2D Shapes 3 concepts

    1. Review area of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and sectors

    2. Calculate the areas of composite figures by dissection into triangles, special quadrilaterals, quadrants, semicircles and sectors

    3. Calculate the area of an annulus

  • Surface Area of Right Prisms 8 concepts

    1. Use the nets of prisms to find surface area

    2. Surface area of composite objects

    3. Solve problems involving rectangular or triangular prisms

    4. Apply Pythagoras' theorem to find surface areas of triangular prisms

    5. Find the surface area of a hollow cylinder

    6. Find the surface area of a cylinder

    7. Find the surface area of rectangular prisms

    8. Find the surface areas of triangular prisms

  • Volume of Right Prisms 5 concepts

    1. Calculate the volumes of cylinders

    2. Solve a variety of practical problems related to the volumes and capacities of prisms, cylinders and related composite solids

    3. Find the volumes of composite solids involving prisms and cylinders

    4. Develop and use the formula for the volume of right prisms and find the capacity

    5. Develop and use the formula for the volume of cylinders and find the capacity

What you'll get

Learning Content

  • A customised learning plan to suit your needs, adapting to your pace as you learn, progress and achieve mastery
  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

An Expert Tutor

  • We match you to a private, expert tutor who is right for your needs and goals
  • Our tutors are talented, tested, top ATAR achievers and subject experts
  • During each session, your tutor guides you through your learning program, providing real-time, live expert tutoring in Area, Surface Area and Volume


  • Access information at every stage showing what's been mastered, what areas need to be worked on and what's next
  • You and your parents receive a comprehensive feedback report after every session
  • Every session is recorded and available for you to watch at any time, allowing you to review what was covered

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