## Instructional Strategy - Relay Race - Section 2: Explore

# Volume of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice

Lesson 10 of 18

## Objective: Students will be able to work on fluency of finding volume of prisms and pyramids.

## Big Idea: Practice makes perfect – students will work on fluency of finding volume of prisms and pyramids.

*60 minutes*

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately begin working on the opener. The opener is a mixture of previously learned questions, and students should work individually, and then as table groups to discuss the methods for solving the questions - which incorporates **mathematical practice 3**, critiquing the reasoning of others. After approximately 5 minutes, I will call on students to go to the board and solve the opener questions. Instructional Strategy - Process for openers

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. In today’s lesson, the intended target is, “I can identify the figure, and calculate the volume of rectangular and triangular prisms and square pyramids.”

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#### Explore

*45 min*

**Relay Race: **In today’s lesson, I will have the students participate in an activity I like to call a relay race. The problems are of varying difficulty levels, and in this particular relay race, the harder questions are near the end (I vary this so it is not obvious). I tell groups which numbers I want them to work on first, so that all groups get the level of difficulty that is appropriate. While groups are working, I normally find myself sitting with the lower groups; helping to make sure they grasp the necessary skills/concepts needed to do the work. The higher groups may struggle with the more difficult problems, but this is an essential part of growing as a learner (**MP 1**). Students will need to pay close attention to precision with calculations and labeling of answers (**MP 6**). Instructional Strategy - Relay Race

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#### Summarize

*5 min*

**Note to Teacher: **To summarize the lesson, I will have students write me a note regarding their comfort level with volume. I find that personal notes are often a time when students are the most honest about their needs.

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*I love the Relay Race activities, but I wish that you would post Answer Keys! Thanks again for such fun activities. | 3 months ago | Reply*

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- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: Relationship Between Circumference and Diameter - What is pi?
- LESSON 2: Circumference and Area of Circles
- LESSON 3: Area of Irregular Figures - How do you break up a figure?
- LESSON 4: Working Backwards with Formulas - How do I undo a formula?
- LESSON 5: 2D Figures - Review Time!
- LESSON 6: Composite Figures and Circles Test
- LESSON 7: Intro to 3D Figures and Cross-Sections - What shape do you see?
- LESSON 8: Volume of Prisms - How are base area and volume of a prism related?
- LESSON 9: Volume of Square Pyramids - What is the relationship between and prism and pyramid?
- LESSON 10: Volume of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice
- LESSON 11: Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism - What shapes do you see?
- LESSON 12: Surface Area of a Triangular Prism - What shape is the base?
- LESSON 13: Surface Area of Triangular and Rectangular Prisms Fluency Practice
- LESSON 14: Surface Area of a Square Pyramid - What shapes are the faces?
- LESSON 15: Volume and Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids Fluency Practice
- LESSON 16: Volume and Surface Area Review
- LESSON 17: 2D and 3D Volume and Area Test
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