Center Focus

Block Volume

  1. Obtain several blocks of different size. Have students determine the dimensions of the block using rulers (length, width, height).
  2. Using calculators, have students determine the volume of the blocks using the lxwxh formula. Students should record their data in a chart.
  3. Have students make general conclusions about volume vs. dimensions.

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