Find Volume Using Fractional Side Lengths Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn how to find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes. The Find Volume Using Fractional Side Lengths learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 6.G.A.2 as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

A unit of volume, a cube with a side length of 1 unit, is called a unit cube. Side lengths can be fractions and mixed numbers. Recognize volume as an attribute of a solid figure. Use unit cubes as a basis for students’ understanding of volume as a measurable attribute. Volume is comprised of layers of measurable units. Use standard units of measurement cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and any unit that the problem presents.

Mentally decompose and recompose a right rectangular prism built from cubes into layers, each of which is composed of rows and columns. Understand that multiplying the length times the width of a right rectangular prism can be viewed as determining how many cubes would be in each layer if the prism were packed with or built up from unit cubes. The height of the prism determines how many layers would fit in the prism. The formula for volume can be derived as length times width times height, or the area of the base times the height.

Find volume or any of the edges by manipulating the formula for volume to find one other. Find the total volume of solid figures composed of two right rectangular prisms.

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Tags: area, rectangle, triangle, units, volume, formula, prism, height, standard units of measurement, unit cube, unit of volume, base, rectangular prism

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