Teaching volume

Enhance your math lessons with these creative teaching ideas for volume and measurement. Engage your students and help them develop a solid understanding of this important concept.
In 5th Grade with Teacher Julia: Hands-On with Rectangular Prisms! Math Tutoring, Math Instruction, Teaching Math, Math Measurement, Elementary Math, Math Projects, Math Strategies, Math Intervention, Upper Elementary Math

Today, I wanted students to get a "real feel" for the volume of rectangular prisms. We learned the formula yesterday and I felt as if they understood how to complete the formula, but I wasn't convinced that they were convinced that there really were 36 cubic centimeters in the rectangular prism they calculated on paper ;) Whenever possible, I like to bring in some hands-on activities so that students can grasp a concept and truly see how a formula, fractions, etc work. I find that in math it…

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Looking for an end of the year activity? Have students create a castle from geometric nets, count faces, edges & vertices, and then calculate the surface area and volume! Make it a competition to make this project PERFECTLY engaging for your students!  #taylorjsmathmaterials #middleschoolmath #7thgrademath #8thgrademath #mathactivities #mathproject #surfacearea #volume #endoftheyearproject Geometry Projects Middle School, Math Projects Middle School, Geometry Activities, Math Classroom, Geometry Projects, Middle School Geometry, Middle School Math Classroom, Middle School Math, Teaching Math

Looking for an end of the year activity? Have students create a castle from geometric nets, count faces, edges & vertices, and then calculate the surface area and volume! Make it a competition to make this project PERFECTLY engaging for your students! #taylorjsmathmaterials #middleschoolmath #7thgrademath #8thgrademath #mathactivities #mathproject #surfacearea #volume #endoftheyearproject

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Teaching volume can be a daunting task. The materials I needed were not at my fingertips, so I needed to get creative. I knew I had one thing, and that was 3 tubs full of snap cubes. Why not have the students build the rectangular prisms, so they can break it apart and count how many it took to make it? After I modeled and explained what volume is, I gave students the chance to build some rectangular prisms. On my Promethean Board I posted a shape where you can see the number cubes in each…

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Nikki Knowles
How to Teach about Rectangular Prisms and Volume

have always enjoyed teaching volume to my students. It's one of those interesting math concepts that requires students to use their visual spatial reasoning. I love any math concept that can boost a student's math confidence! There are a couple of things that I have learned work best for my students when it comes to calculating the volume of prisms and composite figures.

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Kids connect to math when they have a good visual! Do you need some ideas for objects you can grab from your home to represent right rectangular prisms during your volume unit?⁠ ⁠ I'm sharing a list of some basic items along with an idea for how to turn them into an impromptu classwork assignment with your students.⁠ 5th Grade Maths, First Grade Maths, Teaching Strategies, 5th Grade Math, Finding Volume Activities, Math Instruction, First Grade Math, Volume Math Activities, Math Lessons

Kids connect to math when they have a good visual! Do you need some ideas for objects you can grab from your home to represent right rectangular prisms during your volume unit?⁠ ⁠ I'm sharing a list of some basic items along with an idea for how to turn them into an impromptu classwork assignment with your students.⁠

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