Volume is the measurement of space occupied in three dimensions. Practice calculating the volume of 3-D shapes using a variety of techniques and with real-life examples through a series of engaging problems and questions.
Calculating the volume of rectangular prisms is a new skill that is introduced in 5th grade. Students will apply mathematical formulas to find the volume of different kinds of figures and also determine the volume of a figure composed of two connected rectangular prisms. Learners will also work with other kinds of measurement when they make larger or smaller versions of figures (to scale) and learn to convert measurements.
This worksheet will challenge students’ understanding of volume and the equation l x w x h = V. Then, once they solve the equation have them draw the 3-D objects. The objects will all be rectangular prisms.
Students will begin to calculate volume of different rectangular prisms using base ten cubes and then transition to using the formula V = L x W x H. Students will then practice using the legendary fifth grade activity, Cootie Catchers.