5.1 Finding Volume

Unit Goals

• Students find the volume of right rectangular prisms and solid figures composed of two right rectangular prisms.

Section A Goals

• Describe volume as the space taken up by a solid object.
• Measure the volume of a rectangular prism by finding the number of unit cubes needed to fill it.
• Use the layered structure in a rectangular prism to find volume.

Section B Goals

• Describe the calculations from the previous section as $\text{length} \times \text{width} \times \text{height}$ or $\text{area of the base} \times \text{height}$.
• Find volume using $\text{length} \times \text{width} \times \text{height}$ or $\text{area of the base} \times \text{height}$.

Section C Goals

• Find the volume of a figure composed of rectangular prisms.