# Volume: Finding the Volume of Rectangular Prisms

5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan## Quick Facts

Subject: Math, Measurement and Data

Type: Half Day Lesson Plan

CCSS: 5.MD.5

Skills: Volume, Using a Formula, & Multiplication/Addition

File Type: PDF Document

Materials Needed: pencils, crayons/colored pencils, blank paper a few per student, right rectangular prism model or a rectangular tissue box, & document camera/projector or whiteboard

Printable Resources:
**Optional:** printable “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student), printable “Volume” practice sheet (1 copy per student)

## Lesson Plan Description

This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Measurement & Data: Volume (5.MD.5). These lessons include: key geometric sold vocabulary, helpful student notes for reference, guided and independent practice of concepts, and an application activity of creating a house to reinforce the concept of finding the volume of a rectangular prism.

- Segment 1: students will be able to identify the elements of a right rectangular prism: edge, base, face, vertex & apply their multiplication and addition skills to find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number edge lengths.
- Segment 2: students will use the formula V = l x w x h to find the volume of right rectangular prisms in the context of real life and mathematical problems. Students will also be able to identify right rectangular prisms in the classroom environment, measure their edges and turn them into mathematical problems.
- Segment 3: Students will be able to identify the elements of a right rectangular prism: vertex, edge, base, face. Students will apply their multiplication and addition skills to find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number edge lengths. Last, students will use the formula V = l x w x h to find the volume of right rectangular prisms in the context of real life and mathematical problems.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.