Lesson 7 Cubic Units of Measure
Let’s use different sized cubic units to measure volume.
Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Two Prisms
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Activity 1 What are the Units?
For each object, choose the cubic unit you would use to measure the volume: cubic centimeter, cubic inch, or cubic foot.
unit you would use
the volume of a moving truck
the volume of a freezer
the volume of a juice box
the volume of a classroom
the volume of a dumpster
the volume of a lunch box
Activity 2 Info Gap: Sizing Up Cubic Units
This is a diagram of a freezer. What is the volume of the freezer?
Partner A has the problem card.
Partner B has the data card.
Partner B has the problem card.
Partner A has the data card.
Your teacher will give you either a problem card or a data card. Do not show or read your card to your partner.
Pause here so your teacher can review your work. Ask your teacher for a new set of cards and repeat the activity, trading roles with your partner.
A box of milk measures 4 cm by 10 cm by 30 cm. What is its volume in cubic centimeters? Explain or show your reasoning.