Measurement and Data

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.

5. Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.

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This interactive Java applet supports students investigating the folded box problem (maximizing the volume of a rectangular prism). Learners drag corner cutouts, and watch the animated box fold up. The dimensions and the volume and surface area are reported. Ten different grid sheets can be used. | Activity, Interactive Media, Video Grade Level: 5, 6+ | |

This interactive applet demonstrates volume as the number of unit cubes needed to fill a rectangular solid. The learner sees an animation and answers questions about the capacity of a box. The student can then ask for other problems where just the 3D dimensions are given and the volume is requested. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 5 |