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Volume City

  • Grades: All

  • Subjects: Math

  • Product Type: N/A

  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable
$6.00
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This product is designed to encourage students to become architects and create their own city. Students will create a draft, make nets, build prisms and cylinders and place them on a map. While th...
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I used this for one of my homeschool classes and they absolutely loved it. Just make sure you make plenty of copies of the grid paper and have tape handy. The students went to town creating their town. We even made a larger city that was awesome. The kids were very proud of their work and sho... Tristan K - Parent, Super-hero

I was tentative in getting this but glad I pushed purchase. All I need is a printer, scissors and tape and my kids were off to the races. They built an amazing structure. As long as I have enough paper this project could go on for a long time. Definitely met my expectations. Tristan K - Parent, Super-hero

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This product is designed to encourage students to become architects and create their own city. Students will create a draft, make nets, build prisms and cylinders 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.A secondary city template is also included. The second city includes nets of pyramids, cylinders and triangular prisms.  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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This resource also includes Representing Volume. This is a perfect task for students that have already been introduced to the concepts of area and volume. I've seen this used at the upper elementary and middle school levels. Students can complete this independently or in groups. Students will:
 
1.) Use centimeter grids to draw nets for 3D shapes that match a certain volume criteria
2.) Cut out the nets and construct an assigned 3D shape
3.) Use a formula to find the volume of a cylinder, prism, cone, or pyramid
4.) Use number models that represent the volume formula
5.) Display the 3D shape in a miniature classroom city
 
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"★★★★ "This has been a fun challenge for my 5th graders. Helping them create their own nets has been engaging and thought-provoking. A fun activity for my higher kids, and a challenge for my lower kids..
 
"★★★★ "I love how this product comes with different options for different skill sets. Great product! Thank you!"
 
★★★★ "I used this to teach volume last year and the kids LOVED it. I even ended up using it again as an "end of the year" activity. This is some of the best $ you will ever spend! It is realistic and really allows the kiddos to get creative. Great work. My students loved this! They had such a great time, they added lots more buildings and learned how to find the volume too!
 
"★★★★ "My fifth graders loved creating their own cities. This was a great way to assess their abilities to find volumes of rectangular prisms without having a test. Especially during parcc season!"
 
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➽ Please download preview for more information.
 
➽ A rubric and two performance tasks are provided.
 
Key words: volume, measurement, area, perimeter, square units, stem resource, student projects, science, math

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    Tristan K - Parent, Super-hero
    My homeschool class loved this!

    I used this for one of my homeschool classes and they absolutely loved it. Just make sure you make plenty of copies of the grid paper and have tape handy. The students went to town creating their town. We even made a larger city that was awesome. The kids were very proud of their work and showed it off to the parents when they came for pick up.

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    Yes, I would recommend this product.
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    Mar 29, 2018
    Tristan K - Parent, Super-hero
    A great addition

    I was tentative in getting this but glad I pushed purchase. All I need is a printer, scissors and tape and my kids were off to the races. They built an amazing structure. As long as I have enough paper this project could go on for a long time. Definitely met my expectations.

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    Feb 17, 2018
    Christie M - Homeschooler, Parent
    I don't get it

    I thought my kids might enjoy this project, so I decided to give it a shot, since the description promised "clear directions." Well unless there is a separate file I didn't get there are basically no instructions. Seriously, the directions included say "Students will create nets on the grid paper." Not how to create one, just do it. If you don't already know what you are doing, skip this one. Then there are some shapes printed on grids that make no sense. Nothing is labeled. I still think it would be fun if I could figure it out. I am super disappointed.

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    Jan 17, 2018
    Kay H - Parent
    Worth it!

    This was an end of year project completed instead of a chapter in their math journals. At first, some students complained that it was too difficult. By the end of the time, each student had created more than the required amount of buildings. Some students even went above and beyond and created structures like skyscrapers and bridges. Love it when kids take an activity and go way beyond the expectations.

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    Sep 16, 2017
    Tiara - Parent
    Perfect activity

    My kids really love Volume City! It's a really great way to help teach them about measurements and planning. It's been really fun watching them create a city and take pride in what they are building.

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I've taught at the elementary and middle school level for over 15 years. My products encourage students to explore, make connections and learn about math in new and exciting ways.

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