Lesson plan

Solve problems involving cylinders, rectangular prisms, and spheres by applying understanding of volume formulas

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-GMD.A.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSG/GMD/A/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4

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Big Ideas: Volume is the amount of space inside a three dimensional object. Real world complex structures can be decomposed to known shapes to solve problems. This lesson builds upon the work students did in previous grades with geometric shapes and formulas, such as the work for 8G.C.9, where students used volume formulas to solve problems. As students complete this lesson, a firmer grasp of the big ideas should be seen, and students should be able to more broadly apply their knowledge to real-world situations. Vocabulary: volume, cubic units, rectangular prism, cylinder, sphere, capacity, maximum Special Materials: models of solids (optional)