Strand: MEASUREMENT AND DATA (5.MD)

Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system (Standard 5.MD.1). Represent and interpret data (Standard 5.MD.2). Understand concepts of geometric measurement and volume, as well as how multiplication and addition relate to volume (Standard 5.MD.3).

Standard 5.MD.4

Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in., cubic ft., and improvised units.

• Mystery Jars
In this activity the students estimate or guess the number of objects in jars and explain their reasoning to help them understand volume.
• Representing Volume and Surface Area of Right Rectangular Prisms with Unit Cubes
This video is a demonstration of calculating the volume of a right rectangular prism. It also explains the "true meaning" of volume with unit cubes. Students are then asked to create various structures with the same volume but differing surface areas. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• USBE Core Guide (5MD4)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• Understanding Concepts of Volume and Measurement: Bianca's Babysitting Blues
Bianca the babysitter has a dilemma, she has two differently shaped bottles to feed the twins. How can she determine the volume of them so that she can give the babies equal amounts of formula? NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Using Volume to Understand the Associative Property of Multiplication
The purpose of this task is for students to use the volume of a rectangular prism to understand the associative property of multiplication.
• Volume of Right Rectangular Prisms
This video demonstrates for students how unit cubes can be used to model the formula for calculating the volume of right rectangular prisms. The students then build prisms from unit cubes in the classroom activity. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Volume of Shapes Composed of Right Rectangular Prisms
This video shows students how to find the volume of right rectangular prisms by using unit cubes. They then apply this understanding to classroom activities. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• You Can Multiply Three Numbers in Any Order
The purpose of this task is for students to use the volume of a rectangular prism to see why you can multiply three numbers in any order you want and still get the same result.

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