Area & Volume of Similar Shapes – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on areas and volumes of similar shapes that looks at how to use scale factors to calculate lengths, areas and volumes of similar shapes. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To find missing lengths, areas and volumes in 2D shapes and 3D shapes.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Areas and Volumes of Similar Shapes’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Similar Triangles Scale Factor Example
  • Mini-Plenary
  • Student Worksheet on Areas and Volumes of Similar Shapes
  • Congruence & Similarity Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the fourth lesson in the Similarity & Congruence unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: