Volume by Counting Unit Cubes & Edge Lengths Lesson Plan

# Volume by Counting Unit Cubes & Edge Lengths Lesson Plan

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Standards: CCSS 5.MD.C.3, CCSS 5.MD.C.3.a, CCSS 5.MD.C.3.b, CCSS 5.MD.C.4, CCSS 5.MD.C.5, CCSS 5.MD.C.5.a

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Common Core State Standards

Ever wondered how to teach volume of rectangular prisms by counting unit cubes in an engaging way to your 5th-grade students?

In this lesson plan, students will learn about volume and its real-life applications. Through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, practice with a doodle & color by number activity, and a maze worksheet, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of volume.

The lesson ends with a real-life example that explores how understanding volume can be applied to solve practical problems involving three-dimensional shapes.

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Volume of Rectangular Prisms by Counting Cubes.pdf

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July 4, 2024
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### Standards

Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
A cube with side length 1 unit, called a βunit cube,β is said to have βone cubic unitβ of volume, and can be used to measure volume.
A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using π unit cubes is said to have a volume of π cubic units.
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.
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.

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