word-problem-volume-of-a-rectangular-prism-with-fractional-edge-lengths

# Interactive video lesson plan for: Word problem: volume of a rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths

#### Activity overview:

After reviewing briefly the two formulas for the volume of a rectangular prism, we delve into a real-world problem involving a room with a floor area of 9 1/2 feet by 12 feet, and height of 8 1/2 feet.

To find its volume, I first calculate the area of the floor, and then multiply that by the height.

Then, the question continues: if the ceiling is dropped so the room is only 8 ft high, how much volume does the room lose?

The first part of this lesson deals with the volume of a rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths, and is found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2e4m75S7AQ

This lesson fits the Common Core Standard 6.G.2.

Tagged under: 6.G.2,common core,volume,rectangular prism,fractional edge lengths,word problem,real-world problem,room height,math,6th grade

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