Balancing Blocks (Volume)

This Gizmo provides you with two challenges. First, use blocks to build a figure with a given volume. Then, try to balance the blocks on a platform that sits on the tip of a cone. The dimensions of the platform can be adjusted, and blocks can be added or deleted by clicking on the model.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting how many unit blocks it contains.
  • Find the volume of a rectangular prism by multiplying length × width × height.
  • Find the volume of irregular solids that are composed of unit blocks.
  • Balance rectangular prisms and irregular solids on a point.
VOCABULARY:
  • area, balance, dimension, prism, product, rectangular prism, volume

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