Volume word problems with fractions and decimals | |
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Description | |
Exercise Name: | Volume word problems with fractions and decimals |
Math Missions: | 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 8th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, High school geometry Math Mission |
Types of Problems: | 2 |
The Volume word problems with fractions and decimals exercise appears under the 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 7th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 8th grade (U.S.) Math Mission and High school geometry Math Mission. This exercise uses word problems to practice the idea of volume.
Types of Problems
There are two types of problems in this exercise:
- Solve the problem described: This problem describes a situation that involves a volume of a rectangular prism. The student is expected to analyze the word problem, find the correct solution, and enter it in the space provided.
- Solve the problem and answer the question: This problem describes a situation and has a question related to the word problem. The student is asked to solve the problem, and after doing so correctly they are to select the correct answer to a yes or no question.
Strategies
Knowledge of the rectangular prism volume formula and confidence with reading mathematical situations are necessary to complete this exercise.
- The specific problem recycle at a fast pace, so for speed it is possible to keep track of the answers to questions that will come up later.
- The answer to the "related question" is obvious if the problem is performed correctly, so concentration should be on reading the problem and solving it carefully.
Real-life Applications
- 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.