Sixth graders, by using the blocks as models of volume, examine how volume can be calculated simply by multiplying the area of the base by the height of the rectangular prism.
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Volume of Rectangular Prisms with Fractional Side Lengths
How much carpet goes on the floor and how much space will be available for storage in a game closet that they help design? With this task, collaborators use formulas for area and volume. They also complete a Venn diagram comparing these...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Teach Surface Area and Volume in the Most Engaging Way!
Build a Zarcon-proof home as a math activity that will provide tremendous advantages for engagement, for differentiation, and for mastery of concepts. This activity focuses specifically on surface area and volume using mathematical...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Write Numerical Expressions Using Area and Volume Models
See how geometry and exponents relate and show your learners how to find area and volume. The video shares the idea of why we use exponents with area and volume and does an example of each. Examples do not evaluate exponents, but that...
5 mins 5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Make a Model of a Home Made From Shipping Containers
Build a scale model of a home built out of shipping containers. A hands-on activity has scholars watch a video about a home built from shipping containers and then design their own home. They build scale models of their designed homes...
6th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Concept Attainment Model: Volume and Surface Area
Using a concept attainment approach, learners identify surface area and volume by sorting examples (photos) that depict each concept (positive) from those that don't (negative). Then as a class, they develop definitions of each term...
4th - 7th Math