The Formulas for Volume

What happens to the volume if a dimension is changed? Scholars investigate the changes in the volume of rectangular prisms if different dimensions are multiplied by factors. They make the connection to the change by using volume formulas. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use manipulatives to change the dimensions of the prisms
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with the two formulas for volume of rectangular prisms
  • Class members should be comfortable with using the commutative and associative properties of multiplication
  • The lesson is a continuation of the previous two lessons on volume
  • 14th segment of a 22-part unit
Pros

  • Includes fluency exercises on solving multiplication and division equations with fractions
  • Contains an exit ticket to check for understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core