How Many Peas Fill the Classroom?
Grades 68 / Math / Measurement
CCSS:
Math.5.MD.C.4
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
5 
Grade 5 
MD 
Measurement & Data 
C 
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume 
4 
Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units. 
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 Lesson Objective
 Students estimate and measure peas and room size to learn about volume
 Length
 6 min
 Questions to Consider
 Why is it important for students to design a plan before beginning?
 What different measuring approaches did students use?
 Ms. Slusar shares that accuracy is not a goal of this activity. What could this particular project teach us about accuracy?
 Common Core Standards
 Math.5.MD.C.4
Supporting Materials

How Many Peas in the Classroom? Lesson Plan

Teaching Volume Lesson Plan
Another handson lesson that uses cubes
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Lesson Idea (Common Core) How Many Peas Fill the Classroom?
Grades 68 / Math / Measurement