6 sets of dominoes to practice and reinforce skills for finding volume.
These dominoes address the following standards:
5.MD.C.5 - Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume
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.
7.G.B.6 - Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
These cards will hold up longest if printed on heavy duty paper such as construction paper or card stock. Lamination is optional, but could also extend longevity of each set you make. Sets store well in labeled sandwich baggies or library pockets. Be sure to label each set as there are three versions.
Six versions are included.
Set A finds the volume of cubes and rectangular prisms using simple multiplication that can be done using mental math.
Set B finds the volume of cubes and rectangular prisms and includes two-digit multiplication of whole numbers.
Set C includes one decimal number per problem.
Set D includes two sides with decimal numbers per problem
Sets E & F include finding the volumes of solid figures made up of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms
These sets could be used simultaneously in class as needed based on individual student needs, or the students can work through them as a progression.
An answer key as well as recording sheets for the students have been provided so this could be used as an assessment tool for the teacher, or so students can self-assess as they complete the activity.
Suggestions for Use
As an independent activity - Each student gets a set at their own level, or each starts with Set A and works their way up through Set E.
As a center - Copy as many sets as would be needed for your group sizes, provide guidance on how to play the game and use as a math center activity
As a game - Works best with pairs, but can accommodate 3 students. Students take turns starting with the start domino, each placing the domino he/she thinks goes next. Once the students agree they have found a sequence that works, they record answers on the answer sheet. Game instructions have been provided for distribution.