## Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Volume Word Problems - Section 1: Guided Practice

In this lesson, the students work with irregular shapes.  They extend their knowledge of volume of solids (the amount of space a solid takes up) to solve problems.

Students work on developing a deeper conceptual understanding as they manipulate models in various ways.

I always allow students to work in groups or pairs to encourage discussion and questioning.

With limited time in the schedule today, the students wrap up the lesson by sharing a brief summary of a mathematical conversation that they had in their group.

Volume
Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Volume

# Volume Word Problems

Unit 5: Shapes & Their Attributes (Geometry)
Lesson 6 of 10

## Big Idea: Word problems are challenging to solve, to create, and to teach. In this lesson, students solve word problems involving volume of prisms.

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Math, volume (3-D Geom), Geometry, Critical Area, shapes
30 minutes

### Julie Kelley

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