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Volume & Capacity
These problems include a focus on the three-dimensional concepts of volume and capacity and the idea of cubic units.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 4: Measurement
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Elementary Measurement
NCTM Standards:
   Measurement Standard for Grades 3-5

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Campers' Cider - Elizabeth Gardner (Western Oregon University) & Math Forum Staff
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much cider did the campers press for the evening festivities? ... more>>

Can You Drink That Swimming Pool? - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Estimating the amount of water in a pool. About how long would it take to drink that much water? ... more>>

Cubic Changes - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine how the volume and surface area of a cube change when the edge length is changed. ... more>>

Filling the Freezer - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. How many cartons of ice cream can the Math Club fit in their freezer? ... more>>

Hauling Sand - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many tons of sand can Marty haul in his dump truck? ... more>>

Luscious Lemonade - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The label on the lemon concentrate says that I need to mix 2 cups of concentrate with 3 cups of water. How much lemon concentrate should I buy to make 25 gallons of lemonade? ... more>>

Penny Space - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine the space needed to store a million pennies. ... more>>

Pizza Dough - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much water does Mario need to use to make enough pizza dough for him and his friends? ... more>>

Something Fishy - Basden's 8th Hour MathDogs and Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find the maximum number of goldfish and koi to go in the fish pond. ... more>>

Splish Splash - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the ratio of my volume to T.J.'s volume. ... more>>

Super Deal Salsa - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine how much money was saved by buying salsa in bulk. ... more>>

Volume Experiment - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Make a prediction, conduct an experiment, and report your findings. ... more>>

Water Fun? - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how long it would take for a 30-gallon water heater to empty. ... more>>

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