Volume of rectangular prisms
Lesson objective: Student selects and uses the appropriate unit to estimate, measure and calculate volumes and capacities, and converts between units of capacity (MA3-11MG)
The volume song - This video is of a song that may help you remember how to find the volume of a rectangular prism.
According to this video...
Cubic units label how many dimensions, When we answer any volume questions?
What is the abbreviation for cubic metres?
This applet can help you see what the rectangular prisms we made in our previous activity may look like when they're drawn with a computer.
This applet shows us what happens to the dimensions of a rectangular prism when we manipulate it's measurements.
Working out the volume of a rectangular prism with unit cubes
Volume of a Rectangular prism - Here the Allroundmathguy needs to work out the volume of a trailer to figure out how many boxes his truck can fit. The units are discussed in American customary units (feet instead of centimetres). If this is confusing you
How many boxes were in each layer of the Allroundmathguy's rectangular prism?
What unit is more appropriate for estimating the volume of the back of the moving truck in the video?
Is the above image of a pink rectangular prism or a pink cuboid? Explain your answer in three dot points.