# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Sugar Cubes Lab
Description:

This activity is a hands-on inquiry math lesson where students are asked to prove how many sugar cubes are in a box.  They will measure the volume of a rectangular prism by counting non-standard units and make a connection to multiplying the three edge lengths in the standard formula.

Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Locker Design Challenge
Description:

This activity is a performance task where students design a locker with a specific volume.  They must create two different rectangular prisms with the same volume and record the length, width, and height of each one.  They must also choose which dimensions are the most appropriate for a locker and use reasoning to support their choice.

Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Volume Warm-Up
Description:

This activity introduces students to volume by encouraging them to consider how to measure solids in three dimensions.  Students are presented with multiple arrays and must count objects to measure volume using a non-standard unit.  Students are asked to explain their thinking and engage in mathematical conversations with their peers.

ALEX Learning Activities: 3

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Grade 5 Mathematics Module 5, Topic B: Volume and the Operations of Multiplication and Addition
Description:

In this unit plan, students will:

• use multiplication to calculate volume.
• use multiplication to connect volume as packing with volume as filling.
• find the total volume of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping rectangular prisms.
• solve word problems involving the volume of rectangular prisms with whole number edge lengths.
• apply concepts and formulas of volume to design a sculpture using rectangular prisms within given parameters.
• apply concepts and formulas of volume to design a sculpture using rectangular prisms within given parameters.

Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Grade 5 Mathematics Module 5, Topic A: Concepts of Volume