Volume of a Ford EscapeCreated by David Hunter
Students use a process that Ford engineers used to determine area. While doing so, they measure volume of rectangular prisms.
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Activity  Activity Type  Description 

hook  Have a Discussion  How could you measure the volume of a car?

inform  Watch a Video or Demonstration  Count Unit Cubes in a Rectangular Prism

practice  Other Ways to Practice  In pairs or groups, students will find at least 3 rectangular prisms in the room that they will measure and calculate the volume of.

apply  Solve a Problem  What is the volume of a Ford Escape?

1. Standard Not Met  2. Approaching Standard  3. Standard Met  4. Exceeding Standard  

5.MD.C.4  Measurement & DataMeasure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.  Struggled to measure volumes by counting unit cubes.  Measured volumes by counting unit cubes.  Measured volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.  Clearly demonstrated and explained how to measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units. 