Students will learn how to find the volume of composite right rectangular prisms by adding and subtracting volumes of right rectangular prisms. Here's an example problem: Find the volume of the figure below:
Here's its solution.
Watch these Khan Academy videos in order:
Do these Khan Academy exercises, in order:
Next, give your students this challenge:
Clocks by NRICH
Conclude by leading this investigation:
Fractured Fractions – equivalent
5.MD.C.5: Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.