Use this worksheet to reinforce how to find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting the number of unit cubes.
Practise Finding the Volume with Unit Cubes
Have you just begun to teach the concept of volume to your students? If so, you are probably using a lot of manipulatives and hands-on activities to teach this concept. Whether it be constructing objects with connecting cubes or using informal measurement items, a concrete understanding of volume is important before jumping straight into working with a formula.
With this maths worksheet, students will practise looking at a variety of rectangular prisms and cubes. They must determine how many cubes make up the length, width and height. Once students have found each dimension, they can calculate the volume of each shape. This can be done by using the formula, V = L × W × H.
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Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided math groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
For students who may need a bit of a challenge, use the editable Google Slides to delete the image of the figure but add the total volume. Have students determine the dimensions of the object and then draw a representation.
If there are students who need additional support, consider providing students with a set of connecting cubes to construct each figure. After determining the dimensions, students can break apart each figure to determine how many cubes were used to make each object.
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To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a write-and-wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a Teach Starter Collaborator.