Finding Volume Mat

This floor mat includes a diagram and the volume formula for the following shapes: cone, sphere, rectangular pyramid, cylinder, triangular prism, cube, and rectangular prism.

$395.00

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Discover the volume of 3D shapes in 5th grade through movement!

Introducing the new Finding Volume Mat – the best way to teach 5th graders the volume formulas of 3D shapes! Add movement-based volume games and activities to your math class by having your students interact with this large, colorful floor mat. Learn how to calculate the volume of 7 different shapes in a fun way!

The Finding Volume Mat depicts the following geometric shapes: cone, sphere, rectangular pyramid, cylinder, triangular prism, cube, and rectangular prism. In addition to listing each shape’s name, the mat includes a diagram of each shape with its length, width, height, sides, base, and/or radius labeled. The formula to calculate each shape’s volume is included below each shape’s diagram.

Volume in 5th grade can be an opportunity for collaborative learning! The Finding Volume mat measures 54 inches by 50 inches, meaning that it has ample space for multiple students to interact on it at one time.

The concept of volume and cubic units can be difficult to understand at first. Movement-based volume activities boost learning comprehension and memory retention. Physical activity increases oxygen and blood flow to the brain, so allowing students to step, hop, crawl, and trace is incredibly beneficial! They will grasp the formulas for volume quickly with our hands-on activities.

Introducing volume can be fun for the whole class! Check out our activity database for volume games to incorporate into lesson plans.

Make volume for 5th graders an enjoyable lesson. Master volume of 3d shapes and their formulas with this larger-than-life interactive floor mat!

Also Available: Take a look at our Classifying Quadrilaterals Mat for more math fun with geometric shapes.

 


Product Details

Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!

Dimensions: 54 x 50 inches

Includes: The definition of volume; A diagram and the volume formula of a cone, sphere, rectangular pyramid, cylinder, triangular prism, cube, and rectangular prism.

 


Sample Activity: Roll It

  • First, have students take turns rolling a die to determine the side/radii lengths of shapes on the mat.
  • Then, have them multiply the three dimensions to get the volume of the object.
  • Additionally, have different students make the objects with the same dimensions out of unit cubes to check their work.

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