# Volume Teaching Resources

Explore volume worksheets, games and more teacher-created resources to help your students build their measurement skills!

Aligned with both TEKS and the Common Core math curriculum, resources in this collection have all been designed with your lesson plans — and your students — in mind! Best of all, each digital and printable math resource has been carefully reviewed by a member of our teacher team to ensure it's ready for your classroom!

New to teaching kids to grapple with volume? Read on for a primer from our teacher team!

## What Is Volume? A Kid-Friendly Definition

You can't introduce your class to measuring volume without a simple definition they can understand! Here's one from our teacher team:

Volume is a measure of the amount of space that an object occupies in three dimensions.

## What Are the Units of Volume?

While liquid volume is typically measured in liquid units such as gallons or quarts, measuring the volume of a 3D object requires different units of volume, such as:

- Cubic inches
- Cubic yards
- Cubic feet
- Cubic centimeters
- Cubic meters

## How to Measure the Volume of a Rectangular Prism

One of the first volume measurements that most teachers in the US will introduce is how to find the volume of a rectangular prism such as a box or a cube.

The formula we use to calculate this figure is fairly simple:

- Cube volume = Length x Width x Height

The result will then be represented as a cubed figure. For example, you might see the volume of a box represented as 8 cubic inches or 8 in³.

## What Is a Unit Cube and How Is It Used?

A "unit cube" is an object with "one cubic unit" of volume. This specific type of cube has a side length of 1 unit, which makes it useful for measuring the volume of other 3D objects.

To find the volume of an object, students can count how many unit cubes will fit inside it without overlapping.

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### Volume of Three-Dimensional Objects Worksheets

Use this set of 3 volume worksheets when students need to practice solving using the volume formula.

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### 5th Grade Math Test - Measuring Volume

Assess your students' skills with measuring volume using a printable 5th Grade Volume Unit Test.

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### Capacity vs. Volume - Poster

A poster explaining the difference between capacity and volume.

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### Finding Volume – Teaching Slides for 5th Grade

Teach your students how to find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting unit cubes and using a formula with this set of teaching slides designed for 5th-grade students.

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### Volume of Rectangular Prisms Mini-Book

Learn and practice how to find the volume of a rectangular prism with this mini-book.

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### Up, Up, & Away! Volume of Rectangular Prisms – Google Slides Interactive Activity

Practice calculating the volume of rectangular prisms with this Google Slides interactive activity.

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### Volume of Rectangular Prisms – Digital and Printable Worksheet

Practice finding the volume of rectangular prisms with a “This or That” worksheet.

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### Connecting Volume and Capacity in the Metric System - Posters

A set of posters connecting volume and capacity in the metric system.

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### Volume Vocabulary Poster

A poster that explains the concept of volume and lists associated vocabulary.

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### Measuring Volume Worksheet

A worksheet to use when exploring the concept of volume.

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### Volume Worksheet

A worksheet to use when exploring the concept of volume.

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### Liquid Volume Worksheet

A worksheet to use when exploring the concept of liquid volume.

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### 5th Grade Geometry Test

Assess your students' skills with quadrilaterals, coordinate grids, and volume of solid figures using a printable 5th Grade Geometry Test.

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### Volume of Rectangular Prisms – Google Slides Interactive Activity

Improve student understanding of how to calculate the volume of a rectangular prism with this interactive activity.

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### Prism Party! –Volume of Composite Rectangular Prisms – Google Slides Interactive Activity

Practice how to find the volume of composite figures with this interactive activity.

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### Volume of Composite Rectangular Prisms Match-Up!

Match equations with composite figures and determine the volume with this match-up activity.

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### Volume of Composite Rectangular Prisms – Worksheet

Calculate the volume of composite figures and solve real-world problems with this worksheet.

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### Volume Match-Up!

Find rectangular prisms with the same volume while completing this match-up activity.

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### Volume Word Problems – Task Cards

Use this set of 24 word problem task cards when calculating the volume of rectangular prisms.

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### Finding Volume with Unit Cubes – Task Cards

Count unit cubes to determine the volume of a rectangular prism with this set of 24 task cards.

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### Volume with Unit Cubes – Worksheet

Use this worksheet to reinforce how to find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting the number of unit cubes.

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### Finding Volume (Differentiated Worksheets)

Teach finding the volume of rectangular prisms and cubes with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Understanding Volume - Vocabulary Cards

Promote math vocabulary development with this set of 15 vocabulary cards focusing on volume.

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### Number Talks for Teaching Volume (Task Cards)

Build understanding of volume in 5th or 6th grade with this set of 26 number talks task cards.

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### Volume Investigation - Creating the Land of Cubes

A mathematics investigation involving volume, embedded in a real-world context.

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### Comparing and Ordering Volume Worksheet

A worksheet that explores the concept of volume.

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### Volume of 3D Objects Poster

A poster highlighting the formula for finding the volume of common 3D objects.

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### Introduction to Volume

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

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### Measuring Volume with Informal Units Unit Plan

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

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### Assessment — Measuring Volume with Informal Units

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

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### Revision of Volume

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

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### Volume Investigation - The Land of Cubes

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