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Understand Volume (Grade 5)

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Videos, examples, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 5 students learn to recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

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 volume.

B. 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.

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

Understand volume (5.MD.3)

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.



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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