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Volume of a box or rectangular prism
Volume measures how much 3-dimensional "space" an object takes up. We'll see in this tutorial that it is an extension of length (1-D) or area (2-D) to three dimensions!
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 is usually measured in cubic feet (or inches, or centimeters, etc). Let's practice counting cubic feet in order to find the volume.
Find volume of three-dimensional figures by counting unit cubes.
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.
Let's do some example problems together in which we use the area times length formula for finding volume.
Find volume of a rectangular prism with labeled sides. Find a missing side length on a rectangular prism when given the volume.
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!
Find volume of rectangular prisms to solve word problems.