Volume of a Rectangular Prism

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Fill the minds of your young mathematicians. A hands-on activity has learners fill in a rectangular prism with unit cubes to determine its volume. the exercise provides a great hands-on way for learners to connect the activity to the volume formula V = lwh, helping further cement the concept.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create volume problems for classmates to solve
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires a transparent box and some smaller cubes to place in it
  • Note that the resource only provides standards alignment for Virginia's 2009 Standards of Learning
  • Includes some strategies for differentiation
  • No student worksheets or handouts
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