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Volume in 5 Days

Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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34 pages
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This volume standards-based (CCSS) lesson study will have your students learning about, discussing, and applying ideas of finding the volume of rectangular prisms, with unit cubes, base area, and traditional measurements, throughout the course of five days.

There are five classroom-tested lesson plans that detail everything you will need to do, STEP-BY-STEP, to teach your students how to find the volume of rectangular prisms by counting unit cubes as well as applying standard algorithms.

There are:

Folded Organizers for Interactive Journals
Reference notes for teachers
Sample anchor charts
Pictures of completed work and anchor charts
Worksheet practice pages for students
Task Cards for students with recording sheet
A Multiple Choice assessment
Constructed Response assessment

There are also graphic organizers/worksheets for each day so that your students are able to apply their learning.

The five days culminates in a formal assessment, both multiple choice and constructed response, asking the students to take what they learned about volume and apply it in a test taking scenario, showing evidence of the strategies used (so important in these days of state testing and Common Core).

Throughout the course of the five days, the students will be taught not only the basic math skill, but also how to EXPLAIN their mathematical thinking. This will give them a good "bag of tricks" to pull from when they start to solve these problems on their own.

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Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply the formulas 𝘝 = 𝘭 Γ— 𝘸 Γ— 𝘩 and 𝘝 = 𝘣 Γ— 𝘩 for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.
Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold whole-number products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication.
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.
A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using 𝘯 unit cubes is said to have a volume of 𝘯 cubic units.


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