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5 videos
6 skills
Welcome to the 3rd dimension! (cue spooky music). It's time to leave the flat world of lines and area behind, and step into depth. Depth is the quality that gives objects that 3rd dimension, and we need to know how to measure in that world, too. Volume is one unit of measurement in this new dimension and we can't wait to share it with you. Enjoy! Common Core Standards: 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.3b, 5.MD.C.4, 5.MD.C.5, 5.MD.C.5a, 5.MD.C.5b , 5.MD.C.5c

Volume: how measure it

VIDEO 7:51 minutes
Volume is a measurement in the 3rd dimension. This means that it not only has width and height, but it has depth as well. Let's watch this video in which we get a great explanation of how we measure volume.

Volume: measuring with unit cubes

VIDEO 2:13 minutes
Volume is usually measured in cubic feet (or inches, or centimeters, etc). Let's practice counting cubic feet in order to find the volume.

Volume with unit cubes 1


Volume: measuring as area times length

VIDEO 7:22 minutes
Sometimes, we can't just count the number of cubes to find the volume because there are too many. In those situations, you need another way of measuring volume. This video gives you the solution.

Volume formula intuition

Practice problems that help you see why the volume formula makes sense.

Comparing volumes with unit cubes

Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

Volume of a rectangular prism or box examples

VIDEO 1:59 minutes
Let's do some example problems together in which we use the area times length formula for finding volume.

Volume 1


Volume word problem

VIDEO 4:40 minutes
Perhaps you've noticed that after teaching you the concept and doing a few example problems together, we always like to throw you a word problem in which you have to apply what you've learned. So here let's find the volume!

Volume word problems