The volume product is perfect to teach volume, perimeter and area. This product is designed to encourage students to become architects and create their own city. Students will create a draft, make rectangular nets, build prisms and place them on a map. While the students are creating, they're also learning important math concepts that will help them throughout life!
What's included: This activity includes clear directions, student examples, a city planning project dimension sheet, map template, centimeter grid paper and rubric.
This activity will encourage students to create their own city and learn about math at the same time. Students will discover how rectangular prisms are constructed and place them in appropriate places.
Students will also explore how grids can help identify the length, width, and height of rectangular prisms. By using trial and error, as well as perseverance skills, students will find the volume of each building and create a city that is only limited by their imagination.
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★★★★★ "My kids loved planning, cutting, coloring and creating buildings in their own town. They spent most of an afternoon working on this activity. A lovely byproduct is all the learning that happened. My kids also know about volume and how to measure to the nearest centimeter. I highly recommend this product."
★★★★★ "This is fabulous! My 5th graders have really loved it!"
★★★★★ "This will work perfectly with my measurement unit. I love how students create their own cities from scratch. This is a prime example of a STEM activity."
* A rubric is provided.
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This took my students a ton of time to complete. They enjoyed every minute and learned about volume, too!
Ben F - Parent - Member Since May 2015
Looks like a winner
Jul 28, 2016
My husband has a degree n CAD so this looks like a great product for him to help our daughter with school that would be interesting for her.
Linda L - Member Since November 2013
Dec 06, 2015
Looks fabulous! I can imagine my students creating some amazing cities and learning about volume in the process.
Jimmy M - Homeschooler - Member Since December 2015
Perfect for future engineers!
Jun 27, 2015
My kids loved planning, cutting, coloring and creating buildings in their own town. They spent most of an afternoon working on this activity. A lovely byproduct is all the learning that happened. My kids also know about volume and how to measure to the nearest centimeter. I highly recommend this product.
Rochelle F - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since June 2015
Jun 14, 2015
This is fabulous! My 5th graders have really loved it!
Humphrey F - Parent, Super-hero - Member Since June 2015