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Measuring Volume with Unit Cubes

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Grade 5 Measurement and Data - 5.MD.4

How to Measure Volume with Unit Cubes - By definition, the volume is the measurement of the space occupied by an object. In other words, if you a box placed on your floor, the space it occupied is called the volume of the box. There are different ways to calculate the volume of different shapes, but let us consider an easier example. If you want to calculate the volume of the box on your floor, you will need to multiply the three dimensions shown in the figure. For a cube, the length, width, and height are equal. Therefore, we can multiply all three of them and get the volume. Now, when you write the unit of the volume, you must see that all of these three parameters need to have the same individual unit. So, if your length, width, and height are in cm, then, by multiplying, the resultant unit becomes cm3. Let’s take out the volume whose length, width and cube are 5 cm each. The answer then becomes 5 x 5 x 5 = 125 cm2. This selection of worksheets and lessons helps students learn how to calculate solid and liquid volume in units cube.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

Remember that whatever you do to the measures (find products), you must also do to their units of measure.

  • Homework 1 - What is the volume of this object?
  • Homework 2 - Volume of a rectangular prism = length x width x height
  • Homework 3 - Use the concept presented to you to answ this best.



Practice Worksheets

What a really neat way to go about learning this skill!

  • Practice 1 - Use the single unit to fly through the problem.
  • Practice 2 - Two greens and a single red to solve it.
  • Practice 3 - These objects look much larger than the rest.



Math Skill Quizzes

I see a lot of units listed as squares from students on this. Remind them that cubes get cubed.

  • Quiz 1 - Some of these objects appear larger than they are.
  • Quiz 2 - Lots of height presented here.
  • Quiz 3 - See what you feel you know with this quiz.