Lesson objective: Compute the volume of right rectangular prisms by applying the volume formula.
This lesson helps to build procedural skill with the volume formula b x h. Right rectangular prisms are used here because they support understanding of base area and height. This work develops students' understanding that the volume of a right rectangular prism is also equal to the product of its height and the area of its base.
Students engage in Mathematical Practice 8 (look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning) as they compute the volume and find unknown dimensions using the volume formula b x h.
Key vocabulary:
- base area
- volume
- Special materials needed:
- isometric dot paper
- unit cubes