This volume activity involves taking 24 cubes and finding how many ways a student can create a rectangular prism with those cubes. There is a recording sheet that students can use to help transition from using manipulatives to drawing visual models.
I use this activity and the other volume exploration activities to help introduce and review volume. Once all the students know how to complete the activity independently I add it to the math centers so that students can practice independently.
These are some more task cards for math centers. I print them on white cardstock and laminate them. The card is smaller than an 8 ½ x 11in page so that it fits in a gallon storage bag for easy storage and organization.
Fraction Strips Equivalent Fractions Task Card for Math Centers
Pattern Block Fractions Task Card for Math Centers
Fraction, Decimal and Percent Interlocking Cubes Fractions Task Card for Math Centers
Fraction Circles Decomposing Fractions Task Card for Math Centers
Volume Exploration Level 3 Task Card for Math Centers
Volume Exploration Level 2 Task Card for Math Centers
Volume Exploration Level 1 Task Card for Math Centers