AIM: What is volume and what strategies can we use to find the volume of any prism?
HW: Bring in three 3D objects (cans, boxes, etc.)
If you were to cut out this picture and fold it along the dotted lines to make a 3-D shape, what shape would you get? Explain.
We looked at volume today and how it is used to measure the space inside a 3D objects. We focused on prisms today (mostly rectangular) and related finding the volume to a deck of playing cards. One card alone is 2-dimensional, however when we start stacking cards on top of each other, a 3-dimensional figure emerges. From this, we derived the formula V=Bh which finds the area of the prism base, and multiplies it by the height of the entire prism.