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Understanding Volume Using Counting Cubes

5th Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Discussing math concepts and practicing the “language” of math is foundational to understanding the “why”.  Nurture this skill with this interactive and hands-on lesson.  Your students will:

  • Collaborate with peers to practice the “language” of math in cubic units, attend to precision and reason abstractly & quantitatively
  • Create solid shapes using counting cubes with specific volumes.
  • Calculate volume of a shape by counting cubes.
  • Work with a partner to practice volume creation and calculations (stacking cubes and creating landmarks or buildings using cubes)
  • Complete an exit slip to help you determine instructional next steps