Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 5
Domain-Subdomain: Measurement and Data
Cluster: Level 1: Recall
Cluster: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition. (Major Cluster) -

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.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes


  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: MC , MS , EE item(s)
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  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may contain right rectangular prisms with whole-number 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.
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  • 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

  • Test Item #: Sample Item 2
  • Question:

    A rectangular prism is shown.

    What is the volume in cubic inches (in.), of the rectangular prism?

  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: EE: Equation Editor