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Volume of Rectangular Prisms

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Now updated for iOS8 and iOS9

Learn how to calculate the volume of a rectangular prism with this iPad app. Great for the classroom. Includes printable worksheet.

Learning Objective
• Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures
• Calculate the volume of a rectangular prism by multiplying length x height x width
• Create and solve problems calculating the volume of rectangular prisms

Grade Level(s)
3 4 5

Common Core Standards
5.MD.3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

5.MD.3b A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units.

5.MD.4 Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.

5.MD.5 Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.

5.MD.5a Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold whole-number products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication.

5.MD.5b Apply the formulas V = l * w * h and V = b * h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.