 A cube with side length 1 unit, called a “unit cube,” is said to have “one cubic unit” of volume, and can be used to measure volume.
 A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units.
Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

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Items may contain right rectangular prisms with wholenumber side lengths. Figures may only be shown with unit cubes. Labels may include cubic units (i.e. cubic centimeters, cubic feet, etc.) or exponential units (i.e., cm3 , ft3 , etc.). Items requiring measurement of volume by counting unit cubes must provide a key of the cubic unit.  Calculator :
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MAFS.5.MD.3.4
 Test Item #: Sample Item 1
 Question: Ellen is shopping for boxes. Which measurement should she use to determine the
amount the box will hold?
 Difficulty: N/A
 Type: MC: Multiple Choice
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 Question:
A rectangular prism is shown.
What is the volume in cubic inches (in.), of the rectangular prism?
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 Type: EE: Equation Editor
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 Question:
Which prisms have a volume between 20 and 40 cubic units?
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 Type: MS: Multiselect
 Test Item #: Sample Item 4
 Question:
For which solid object can the volume be found only by counting the number of cubes?
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 Type: MC: Multiple Choice
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MFAS Formative Assessments
Students analyze a rectangular prism that contains one layer of unit cubes and are asked to explain how to determine the volume of the entire prism using only the information given.
Students are asked to determine how a unit cube can be used to measure the volume of a rectangular prism.
Students discuss the volume of a prism measured in cubic units with gaps between the unit cubes used to measure its volume.
Original Student Tutorials Mathematics  Grades K5
Build on your previous knowledge of area and learn how to calculate volume in cubic units with this interactive tutorial.
Help solve the problem of shipping video games and accessories to customers by calculating the volume of the containers needed in this interactive tutorial.
Demonstrate how a rectangular prism can be carefully filled without gaps or overlaps using the same size unit cubes and then use this model to determine its volume.
Student Resources
Original Student Tutorials
Help solve the problem of shipping video games and accessories to customers by calculating the volume of the containers needed in this interactive tutorial.
Type: Original Student Tutorial
Build on your previous knowledge of area and learn how to calculate volume in cubic units with this interactive tutorial.
Type: Original Student Tutorial
Demonstrate how a rectangular prism can be carefully filled without gaps or overlaps using the same size unit cubes and then use this model to determine its volume.
Type: Original Student Tutorial
ProblemSolving Tasks
Students are asked to determine the number of unit cubes needed to construct cubes with given dimensions.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
This purpose of this task is to help students understand what happens when you scale the dimensions of a right rectangular solid. This task provides an opportunity to compare the relative volumes of boxes in order to calculate the mass of clay required to fill them. These relative volumes can be calculated geometrically, filling the larger box with smaller boxes, or arithmetically using the given dimensions.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
Tutorials
This Khan Academy tutorial video describes measurement in one, two, and three dimensions.
Type: Tutorial
This interactive applet demonstrates volume as the number of unit cubes needed to fill a rectangular solid. The learner sees an animation and answers questions about the capacity of a box. The student can then ask for other problems where just the 3D dimensions are given and the volume is requested.
Type: Tutorial
Virtual Manipulative
This applet allows students to freely build shapes by stacking cubes and "explore the relation between a building (house) consisting of cubes and the height numbers representing the height of the different parts of the building." This exercise helps students visualize and understand the concepts of volume and threedimensional, measurable space
Type: Virtual Manipulative
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ProblemSolving Tasks
Students are asked to determine the number of unit cubes needed to construct cubes with given dimensions.
Type: ProblemSolving Task
This purpose of this task is to help students understand what happens when you scale the dimensions of a right rectangular solid. This task provides an opportunity to compare the relative volumes of boxes in order to calculate the mass of clay required to fill them. These relative volumes can be calculated geometrically, filling the larger box with smaller boxes, or arithmetically using the given dimensions.
Type: ProblemSolving Task