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5th Grade Math - Recognizing Volume

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

This post explains and gives practice opportunities related to TEKS 5.6A:

recognize a cube with side length of one unit as a unit cube having one cubic unit of volume and the volume of a three-dimensional figure as the number of unit cubes (n cubic units) needed to fill it with no gaps or overlaps if possible


Before students learn to calculate volume, they learn to visualize it using small, 1-unit cubes.


STAAR Practice

Between 2016 and 2023 (including redesign practice), this supporting standard has been tested 5 times on the STAAR test. Videos explaining each problem can be found below. If you'd rather take a quiz over these questions, click here. The videos below are linked to the questions in the quiz as answer explanations after the quiz is submitted.


To view all the posts in this 5th grade TEKS review series, click here.

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