# volume Archives - Mary Kienstra

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By: Mary Kienstra on: April 11, 2015 in: math engagement, median, volume *

When teaching volume and surface area, there is no better way than to get out the rectangular prisms (a.k.a. boxes) and let the students figure it out. On days like this, I like to get out of their way and just watch it unfold. Last year I realized that volume and surface area cannot be explored […]
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By: Mary Kienstra on: March 3, 2015 in: Engagement, volume *

The best way to introduce volume to fourth graders is to play with cubes. This week my students are learning volume, one cube at a time, by building rectangular prisms with little wooden cubes. At first glance, it appears they are “playing” with kindergarten blocks, but in reality, they are learning to calculate volume. Learning […]
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By: Mary Kienstra on: June 19, 2014 in: #tlap, Engagement, Math, measure, nets, surface area, volume, worksheets *

We’ve all had those days where things just don’t go the way you think it should. You plan the lesson with all the critical elements to meet the target, but when the students get started, there is no excitement, no spark. It’s just boring. That happened in my room when students were learning volume measurements. The […]
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