How Many Peas Fill the Classroom?

Grades 6-8 / Math / Measurement
CCSS: Math.5.MD.C.4

Common Core State Standards




Grade 5


Measurement & Data


Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume


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
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?

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