Volume of a Rectangular Prism

A rectangular prism is a 3-dimensional geometric shape that resembles a raised rectangle.  In order to figure out how much space is inside of a rectangular prism, you must know the length width, and height of the prism.  Once you discover that simple information, all you need to do is calculate the area of the bottom, which is a rectangle.  That’s simple, length times width.  Then you multiply that area times the height of the shape.  It’s really that simple.

For those of you that prefer formulas, here it is:

Volume (rectangular prism) = (base length x base width) x height

By the time you finish these geometry worksheets, you’ll know how to find the volume of a rectangular prism in more ways than one!

Volume of a Rectangular Prism Worksheet 1 – Here is a nine problem math worksheet that helps you practice finding the volume of a rectangular prism. You will be given the length, width, and height of each prism. Simply find the area of the rectangle at the bottom of the prism (length x width) then multiply that area times the height of the prism.
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Volume of a Rectangular Prism Worksheet 2 - Here is another nine problem math worksheet that helps you practice finding the volume of a rectangular prism. You will be given the length, width, and height of each prism. Simply find the area of the rectangle at the bottom of the prism (length x width) then multiply that area times the height of the prism.
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2 Comments

  1. Mrs McNicholas

     /  November 3, 2013

    Why is it that you are asking for students to solve for the volume but yet you have that answer as asking for the area?

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    • Mr. Colwell

       /  November 5, 2013

      Thanks for noticing the typos on the volume worksheet. They are now fixed.

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