The measure of volume lets you know how much a container can hold whether it be a suitcase or pitcher for water. Each different shape can hold differing amounts. Each shape requires a differing formula to find that measure of how much it can. Often students will start with finding the volume of a rectangle and then run with that formula on all geometric shapes. This is where the confusion starts. When you come across a word problem that is looking for some form of volume first determine which shape you are dealing with before you do anything else. Once you have that down, its time to find a matching formula for that shape.
In these worksheets, your students will solve word problems involving finding the volume of three-dimensional shapes (cubes, spheres, cylinders, etc.) A sound understanding of algebra is required in order for students to be successful with these worksheets. There are eleven worksheets in this set. This set of worksheets contains lessons, step-by-step solutions to sample problems, and both simple and more complex problems, a review, and a quiz. It also includes ample worksheets for students to practice independently. Worksheets are provided at both the basic and intermediate skills levels. Students may require extra paper on which to do their calculations. Most worksheets contain between eight and eleven problems. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve word problems involving finding the volume of a three-dimensional shape. These worksheets explain how to find the volume of a three-dimensional shape. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.