Videos to help Grade 5 students learn how to explore volume by building with and counting unit cubes.

New York State Common Core Math Module 4, Grade 5, Lesson 1

Common Core Standards: 5.MD.3, 5.MD.4

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Lesson 1 Concept Development

Problem 1: Build a solid from cubes.

Problem 2: Build solids with a given volume with cubic centimeters.

Problem 3: Represent solids on isometric dot paper.

1. Use your centimeter cubes to build the figures pictured below on centimeter grid paper. Find the total volume of each figure you built, and explain how you counted the cubic units. Be sure to include units.

2. Build 2 different structures with the following volumes using your cubic units. Then draw one of the figures on the dot paper.

3. Joyce says that the figure below, made of 1-cm cubes, has a volume of 5 cubic centimeters. Explain her mistake.

This video shows how to count centimeter cubes to find the volume of solids. It also shows how to draw such solids using dot paper

1. The following solids are made up of 1-cm cubes. Find the total volume of each figure, and write it in the chart below.

5. Draw the figures on the dot paper with the given number of unit cubes.

6. John built and drew a structure that has a volume of 5 cubic centimeters. His little brother tells him he
made a mistake because he only drew 4 cubes. Help John explain to his brother why his drawing is
accurate.

This video shows how to count centimeter cubes to find the volume of solids. It also shows how to draw such solids using dot paper

1. The following solids are made up of 1-cm cubes. Find the total volume of each figure, and write it in the chart below.

5. Draw the figures on the dot paper with the given number of unit cubes.

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