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Volume with unit cubes 1
Volume with unit cubes 256
Description
Exercise Name: Volume with unit cubes 1
Math Missions: 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission
Types of Problems: 1

The Volume with unit cubes 1 exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise helps to associate volume with counting of blocks.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Find the volume: This problem provides a manipulative picture that uses blocks to construct a figure. The user is asked to find the volume of the object by counting blocks unless they can think of a more strategic way.
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    Find the volume

Strategies

This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges because users can move the manipulative around in many different ways. The speed badges are also easy because it is possible that some of them are simple "block" figures.

  1. Just count.
  2. Unless it is a solid block, in which case, length times width times height gives a fast and easy answer.

Real-life Applications

  1. When one fills up their vehicle with gas, the volume of gasoline in their gas tank helps to determine their purchase. Whether they fill up with gallons or liters of gasoline or diesel, the amount is a volume calculation. On a smaller scale, when one fills up a gas can to take to another vehicle or to use the gas to power another device, they again use volume for measuring.

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