Lesson: Measuring Volume of Rectangular Solids
DO NOW: Use your ruler to measure the lines on (DO NOW worksheet 1) Review with class.
Next: Ask students what they know about volume and address any pre-/misconceptions.
Define volume on board: "Volume is a measure of how much space an object takes up."
State: Todays class will focus on utilizing our ability to measure length and multiply to calculate the volume of a rectangular soild. Draw a cubic rectangle on the board. Address the difference between area and volume. Area=the measurement of one side. Volume=the measurement of the object in 3 dimensions.
Model example: Draw a rectangle on the board and label the length (5cm), width (2cm) and height (1cm). Explain that the formula used to calculate cubic volume is L x W x H. Do the example on the board and discuss aloud the steps that you're taking to calculate the volume. Answer: 10cm cubed.
Next: Students should complete (Classwork worksheet 1) with partner. Review with class.
Wrap-up: Ask students to define volume on a piece of paper and do an example to demonstrate their ability to calculate the volume of a rectangular object. Collect. (Wrap-up worksheet 1)
Homework: (Homework worksheet 1)
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