This activity was created for my middle school math stations on three-dimensional figures. As my students rotate through stations, they are challenged in individual, partner, and group activities and games. This is an individual practice station. Here, students work independently on a guided problem solving activity. It requires students to pack a right rectangular prism with unit cubes of fractional edge length in order to find its volume. Then, they have to show the volume is the same computationally. I laminate the included student directions to keep at the station.
This product was created by Kimberly Wasylyk, a math teacher with 10 years of experience.
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CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.2 Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Middle School Math Stations and Games - Problem-Solving Packing a Prism
by Kimberly Wasylyk
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