Volume: Measuring Cubic Units5th Grade •
Subject: Math, Measurement and Data
CCSS: 5.MD.4 , CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1, CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2, CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4
Skills: Measure volume in cubic units, Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, Reason abstractly and quantitatively, Model with mathematics
Materials Needed: Blank paper, Pencil, Colored pencils or crayons, Poster paper, Document camera or whiteboard, Computer with projector, Rulers with inches and cm, Counting cubes (at least 20 per group of 4 students)
Printable Resources: Required Printable Resources: “Exit Slips” (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
In this lightly scripted, half hour lesson, students use a ruler and classroom objects to measure volume. Students will try to stump their classmates by measuring a secret object and leaving its volume as the only identifying clue!
Exit slips are also available in this lesson plan that will provide valuable instructional information to you regarding your students’ understanding of volume by measuring cubic units.