# Playing with Rectangular Prisms

- Author:
- Sally Williams, stacey, David Wees, Erin , josie.may.waters, lisa_lynas

- Topic:
- Prism

## Finding volume by adding layers

## Volume of a Rectangular Prism

## Building a rectangular prism

Using the slider on the above shape, build the first layer of a rectangular prism that has a height of 4 and a length of 2. How many cubes are in this first layer?

Now add 5 more layers to the front layer, making a total of 6 layers. What is the final volume?

Build the first layer of a rectangular prism that has a height of 3 and a length of 7. How many cubes are in this first layer?

What would the volume be if there were 10 layers?

Make a prism that has a height of 1, a length of 2, and a depth of 7 (ie 7 layers). What is the volume?