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Volume of Rectangular Prisms Lesson Plan

Subject MathGeometry
Grade Level Grade 6
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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Ever planned a move to a new city? How do you figure out which size truck you need for your boxes?

Understanding the volume of rectangular prisms is an essential skill for this task.

Use this artistic, real-life lesson plan to teach your students about volume of rectangular prisms. Students will learn material with guided notes, practice with doodle math and a maze, and conclude with the real life application of calculating the volume of rectangular prisms for moving boxes.



Volume of Rectangular Prisms Lesson Plan.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 25, 2023
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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 = 𝑙𝑤ℎ and 𝑉 = 𝑏ℎ to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.


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