Measuring Volume with Informal Units Unit Plan

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Measuring Volume with Informal Units Unit Plan

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5 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grade: 5

This Mathematics unit addresses the concept of measuring, comparing and ordering volume using informal units.

It consists of 5 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Introduction to Volume

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the concept of volume by comparing and ordering objects.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Measuring Volume

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will measure volumes of 3D objects using informal units.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Estimating and Measuring Volume

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will estimate and measure the volume of objects using informal units.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Volume Investigation - The Land of Cubes

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of volume to a real-world context.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Revision of Volume

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will revise and consolidate the concept of volume.

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Lesson 6 (Assessment) 30 minutes

Assessment - Measuring Volume with Informal Units

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A 30 minute assessment in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding volume.

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