Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2022-2023)
Grade Level(s): 5
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: Computing Volume Progression 4, volume, cpalms, icpalms, illustrativemathematics.org, illustrative mathematics, tasks, mathematics, math, resource, free, freely available, problems-based learning, student activities, Florida Standards, displacement, rectangular prism
The purpose of this series of tasks is to build in a natural way from accessible, concrete problems involving volume to a more abstract understanding of volume. This problem is based on Archimedes’ Principle that the volume of an immersed object is equivalent to the volume of the displaced water. While the stone itself is an irregular solid, relating it to the displaced water in a rectangular tank means that the actual volume calculation is that of a rectangular prism.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Brian Carmichael
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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