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Demonstrate and justify the associative property of multiplication based on the properties of solids

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
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.Content.5.MD.C.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/C/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/C/5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5a http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/C/5/a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/C/5/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP8
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Big Ideas: No matter how a solid is oriented, the dimensions and volume are constant. Volume is a unique attribute of solids that explains how much space an object takes up. This lesson uses the attributes of solids to help students observe the associative property by finding volume. By encouraging students to consider a right rectangular prism that is oriented in multiple ways, students reason that the volume of the prism remains constant no matter which way it is turned, just as the order of factors in a multiplication problem doesn't change the product. Vocabulary: volume, length, width, height, rules, associative, oriented
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