Understand Volume (Grade 5)
Videos and lessons to help Grade 5 students learn to recognize
volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of
A. A cube with side length 1 unit, called a unit cube, is
said to have one cubic unit of volume, and can be used to measure
B. A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps
unit cubes is said to have a volume
Students learn to measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using
cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
Common Core: 5.MD.3 and 5.MD.4
Suggested Learning Targets
- I can identify volume as an attribute of a solid figure.
- I can recognize that a cube with a 1 unit side length is "one
cubic unit" of volume.
- I can explain how to find volume of a figure.
- I can measure the volume of a solid figure by filling it with
cubes and counting the number
Common Core for
Lessons for Grade 5
Understand volume (5.MD.3)
In this lesson you will learn to identify the difference between a
square unit and a cubic unit by analyzing dimensions.
Measuring Volume by Counting Unit Cubes (5.MD.3ab)
This video aligns with Common Core State Standard 5.MD.3ab: A cube
with side length 1 unit, called a "unit cube," is said to have "one
cubic unit" of volume, and can be used to measure volume. A solid
figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using "n" unit
cubes is said to have a volume of "n" cubic units.
Measure Volume (5.MD.4)
In this lesson you will learn how to determine the volume of a prism
by analyzing layers and counting cubes.
Finding Volume Using Unit Cubes - 5.MD.4
In this video, students learn about measuring volume by counting
unit cubes. This relates to Common Core Standards 5.MD.4 and 5.MD.3.
Students are shown various strategies for unpacking and counting
unit cubes to find the total volume.
Measuring volume with unit cubes
How we measure volume
Introduction to Volume
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Grades 6-8 / Math / Measurement
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