Lesson 14 of 14
Objective: The students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of volume in various situations.
In order to review the concepts covered in this unit I have created a stations review. Students will be working in small groups or pairs as they travel to four different stations within the room. I have included directions as to how to set up each station and what materials are needed.
I begin the station review by explaining the stations to the students. The stations are setup to be quite similar to activities that students have completed throughout this unit. They should be familiar with the materials and skills needed at each station. I have the students work at each station for about 15 minutes.
As the students are working at the stations, I take time to pull a few students at a time that may be struggling with volume. I work with them in a small group at my desk as the other students are at the stations.
Rolling a Rectangular Prism
Students work with a partner to play Rolling a Rectangular Prism. The pair of students needs three dice and a whiteboard. Player one rolls the three dice. Player two has to draw the prism on the whiteboard and calculate the volume. Player one checks the answer and gives Player two a point if they are correct in the drawing and calculation. The rolls reverse and play continues.
Students will draw right rectangular prisms on isometric dot paper and then calculate the volume. The students will draw three playing cards from a deck of cards. If facecards are left in the deck they can represent 10. Each card represents one of the dimensions on the prism they will be creating. The student will draw the prism on the isometric dot paper and label the dimensions. Students may work individually or with a partner at this station.
Students will build right rectangular prisms using base ten cubes. The students will draw three playing cards from a deck of cards. Each card represents one of the dimensions on the prism they will be creating. If facecards are left in the deck they can represent 10. The student will build the prism using the base ten cubes.
Students play this as a building competition. They can draw the cards at the same time another student does and then race to see who can correctly build their prism first.
Students will try to fit all the pentomino shapes into a square. Students are provided with the pentominoes and a square at this station. They may do this is a race in their group. Otherwise, if students complete the first puzzle a second square may be given that is more challenging. The printable worksheets I have provided are from Scholastic.