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2. Identify objects that have volume (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/C/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6
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Lesson objective: Fluently distinguish objects that have volume and those that do not based on their attributes.

This lesson helps to build fluency with attributes of volume. Multiple three-dimensional figures are used here because it supports the attributes of volume. This work develops students' understanding that volume is an attribute of solid figures, and is a measure of space inside the solid figure.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 5 (Use appropriate tools strategically) as they decide which tools are best for measuring volume.

Key vocabulary:

  • cubic
  • measure
  • unit cube
  • volume