6.GM.2 - Volume of a Rectangular Prism: Introduction
In the activity above, create a rectangular prism that has its first layer measuring 3 units long by 4 units wide. Suppose this rectangular prism is 2 layers high. How many cubes make up this prism?
In the above activity, create a rectangular prism that has its first layer measuring 5 units long by 3 units wide. How many cubes make up this prism if this prism is 2 layers high? 3 layers high? 10 layers high?
How can we EASILY determine the number of cubes that fit inside ANY rectangular prism? Describe.