Q4W4 6th Grade Math

TeacherKimberlie Hymes
Subject AreaMath
Grade Level6th
Week #34
Unit of InstructionGeometry
Standard(s) Taught

Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• model volume by filling a rectangular prism with unit cubes of fractional length and use the model to determine volume of the prism.
• discover that filling a solid with cubes and counting them gives the same result as using the volume formula.
• reason that finding volume is the same process and uses the same formulas whether the edge lengths are whole units or fractional units.
• solve real-world volume problems where one of the edge lengths is a fractional unit.

• visualize how nets relate to three-dimensional figures.
• use a model to determine surface area.
• understand how are of two-dimensional figures relates to surface area of three-dimensional figures.
• find repetition of dimensions in some of the nets and explain them in terms of the structure of the three-dimensional figure (i.e. student may say or write: “In this rectangular prism, the top and bottom polygons are the same and so are the front and back. That makes sense because the box has to stand up straight.”)
• solve real-world and mathematical problems involving surface area.

Classroom Activities

In class, we complete the MATH workshop each period. This is a blended, rotation model of teaching where your student is receiving the standards in multiple different settings while completing many different activities. This allows me to have time with your students in a very small group setting to help when necessary further develop the understanding of the standards.

Wednesdays we do not complete our rotation. We work lessons customized to each students level on I-Ready. These lessons are customized to each learning level and scaffolds the current unit for each student

***We will take our Geometry DIA next Thursday/Friday April 25/26

Assignments Due

The week students will be assigned the following to practice class concepts:

IXL: (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)   FF14, EE3, FF15

students are expected to reach at least an 80% on these assignments. 

Mathspace: (Thursday/Friday)  Mathspace Compound Shapes, Mathspace Volume 

Area of Shapes I-Ready (2 lessons) 

***Please check gradebook for your child’s class for specific due dates as they vary for each class. 

Additional Resources

If additional help is needed, students are encouraged to view a lesson regarding a given topic on Khan Academy. This website is free and provides both video instruction as well as practice problems. 

Students are able to complete additional practice on both Mathspace and IXL



**** Accommodations provided as needed


Please contact me as needed: Remind @ih6math   or   email: hymesk@ivyhawnschool.org