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# Volume Activities - Animal Shelter

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This fun, 18 student-page, measurement/volume project is not just aligned to the common core, it was created for the common core. While we included all of the volume and measurement standards for 5th grade we also included perimeter, area and measurement standards for 4th grade as a challenging, and for 6th grade as a review. This packet has challenges for students in all three grade levels. Students will love the challenging questions that make them think and conceptualize the common core state standards.

Skills this project reviews:
perimeter, area, volume of rectangular prisms
Convert within these measurement systems: pounds, ounces, feet, miles, centimeters, meters, kilometers, fluid ounces, pints, quarts, gallons

In the same style as our popular "Pizza Fraction" packet, we have designed a volume project. Just like fractions, volume is included in the 5th grade major standards.  Our most popular math projects include a story scenario to draw the students in and get them motivated for the productive struggle naturally embedded into the task. This volume project is no exception.

This project is meant to engage students in real-world math, while instilling ideas of solid character values.

The story begins with a group of children and community members who see a need to open an animal rescue. The group comes across many situations where they need to apply math, specifically volume. From learning to determine volume by counting cubes, to finding the volume of composite figures with missing side lengths, the children in the story (along with your students) are sure to feel much more confident and successful in their work with volume. Help the students in this simulated community action project bring health and happiness to the many animals in the story.

Possible Uses in the Classroom:
Many pages can be used as performance tasks as well, or as formative assessments. Doing these with our students allowed us many opportunities to check in with them to ensure understanding. It was a great way for students to work at her own pace, and differentiation came naturally, as we were able to do daily one-on-one and small group teaching, while the rest of the class was happily engaged in the project. This happened authentically, and we repeatedly had opportunities to teach and reteach for individual needs. There were countless "ah ha" moments...a teacher's favorite sound!   Our students loved working in this packet! They found it to be engaging and especially fun to work on in pairs or small groups. This packet is entirely appropriate for all three grades because we set up to enable teachers to leave out pages or to make pages optional if certain pages are too challenging for students.

Performance assessment(s)
Review for unit test or state tests As early finisher work
As enrichment for an independent small group As a whole class –because the problems are designed for multiple solution paths, every problem provides a great opportunity for students to share how they approached the problem and arrived at a solution.

Please download the preview for a complete list of the standards covered in this unit as well as several actual pages from the packet.

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Total Pages
41
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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