Design a Cube City...a study in volume!

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Students use isometric dot paper to draw 3-D buildings and design their own cube cities. This project is a great culmination to any study in volume.

Contents:
1. Teaching Notes

2. Student Sheets:
*Learn to Draw Cubes and Rectangular Prisms
*Draw Rectangular Prisms practice sheet
*Design a Mini Metropolis instruction sheet
*Metropolis Information Sheet, a table to collect information on volume and cost (3 options are included so teachers can select the one that best fits their students' needs: cubic cm, cubic units, blank for differentiation)
*Total Volume and Cost calculation sheet

4. Photos of Student Work

This project takes several days to complete. My students spent about 3 hours of in-class time; some took the projects home to complete.

The assignment requires students to:

1. draw some buildings with given dimensions, calculating volume
2. draw some buildings with a given volume, calculating dimensions
3. invent some buildings, calculating dimensions & volume

See the comments from users on how this activity might be used as a performance assessment for Common Core volume standards in grade 5. This could also be used as a STEM lesson.

My students love this project and it's a great way to apply what they've learned about volume! Enjoy!

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Total Pages
14 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.
Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.