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.
Common Core State Standards alignment
Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement....
A cube with side length 1 unit, called a "unit cube," is said to have "one cubic unit" of volume, and can be used to measure volume....
A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units....
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