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Mathematics - 5th Grade
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Standard 4
Students will determine area of polygons and surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes.
Objective 2
Recognize, describe, and determine surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes.
USOE-Approved Lesson Plans   USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
  • Diaper Inquiry
    Believe it or not, this activity uses diapers to help students observe physical change.
  • Fill 'Em Up
    This activity will help students to learn the concept of volume through hands-on activities.
  • Insides and Outsides
    This activity will teach the basics of surface area and volume.
  • Math 5 - Act. 21: The Amazing Inch and Measuring Up!
    In this activity, students will gain a knowledge and understanding of both the metric and customary systems of measuring length with rulers, meter / yardsticks, and tape measures.
  • Math 5 - Act. 22: A Thin Inch
    This activity will help students understand the importance of everyone using the same standard measurements. In addition, students will practice their measurement skills.
  • Math 5 - Act. 23: King Henry Did What?
    After reading the "Fairy Tale of King Henry", students will understand how to convert between the different metric units.
  • Math 5 - Act. 24: Twice the Rice, or More?
    Through exploration, students will discover how many quarts will fit in a gallon, how many pints will fit in a quart, half-gallon, or gallon, etc.
  • Math 5 - Act. 25: Time Marches On!
    After creating a paper clock, students will practice displaying various times.
  • Playground Measurement
    This lesson will help students to learn to measure more accurately to the nearest centimeter and apply that knowledge to measuring perimeter.
  • Volumes of Play Dough Shapes
    Students will create rectangular and triangular prisms with a given volume of play dough, discovering the properties and attributes of these solids (number of edges, faces, and vertices as well as the types of faces), reviewing Standard 3 objective 1. Then, by measuring and experimenting with various possible formulas, students will determine the volume of a right prism with either a rectangular or triangular base.
  • Weathering Landforms
    Students will create and color plaster landforms.
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