 # Use Multiplication to Calculate Volume

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

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

Lesson 4 Concept Development

Part 1: Find the volume of multi-layer prisms using multiplication.
Part 2: Calculate the volume when the area of one side is given.
Lesson 4 Problem Set Guidance

1. Each rectangular prism is built from centimeter cubes. State the dimensions and find the volume.

2. Write a multiplication sentence that you could use to calculate the volume for each rectangular prism in Problem 1. Include the units in your sentences.

3. Calculate the volume of each rectangular prism. Include the units in your number sentences.

Lesson 4 Homework

This video shows how to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms using multiplication. Diagrams of solids and charts are used to concretely prove the solutions.

1. Each rectangular prism is built from centimeter cubes. State the dimensions and find the volume.

2. Write a multiplication sentence that you could use to calculate the volume for each rectangular prism in Problem 1. Include the units in your sentences.

3. Calculate the volume of each rectangular prism. Include the units in your number sentences.

5. Calculate the volume of each rectangular prism using the information that is provided.
a. Face area: 56 square meters, height: 4 meters. Lesson 4 Homework

This video shows how to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms using multiplication. Diagrams of solids and charts are used to concretely prove the solutions.

1. Each rectangular prism is built from centimeter cubes. State the dimensions and find the volume.

5. Calculate the volume of each rectangular prism using the information that is provided.

a. Face area: 56 square meters, height: 4 meters.
b. Face area: 169 square inches, height: 14 inches.

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