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# Volume of Rectangular Prisms

Product Description
This engaging, 18 student-page, measurement/volume project is designed for the rigor of common core standards. The real-world problems make your students think and conceptualize while having fun. It's easy on the teacher because you just print!

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 challenge, and for 6th grade as a review. Your students will find challenges no matter which grade they are in.

Skills this project reviews:
•perimeter, area, volume of rectangular prisms 5.MD.3, 4, 5
•convert within these measurement systems: pounds, ounces, feet, miles, centimeters, meters, kilometers, fluid ounces, pints, quarts, gallons

Possible Uses in the Classroom:

•Formative Assessment-individual pages could be used to determine student understanding
•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.
•Differentiation - 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!   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.
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.  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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CHECK OUT OUR OTHER MATH PROJECTS!
Pizza Parlor Fraction Project
Summer Camp Decimal Project
Winter Wonderland Volume Project:Build a House
Carnival Fraction Project
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Total Pages
41 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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