This activity has magnified combined volume figures and area for students to demonstrate their problem solving abilities. Great for collaboration between students or math centers.
Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical
problems involving volume MCC5.MD.5
a. Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole number side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths,equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold whole-number products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication MCC5.MD.5a
b. Apply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context solving real world and mathematical problems MCC5.MD.5b
c. Recognize volume as additive. Find volumes of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems MCC5.MD.5c