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Volume/Capacity
The problems in this section explore the numerical and/or physical properties of volume or capacity.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 7: Measurement: Volume/Capacity
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Middle School: Measurement
NCTM Standards:
   Measurement Standard for Grades 6-8

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Accuracy Please - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Considering precision, accuracy, and appropriateness in finding the volume of a cone. ... more>>

Box of Boxes - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Given information about the surface area, find the dimensions of the large box. Also, find how many small boxes fit inside the large box. ... more>>

Buying Cola - Leon Roland & class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Where should Chuck shop to get the most cola? Is this the best buy? ... more>>

Chocolate, Orange, Mega-mint Swirl - Fitzgerald's Spring 2000 Class C
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. How many half-gallon cartons of ice cream can fit in the freezer? ... more>>

Garden Grove - Steve Risberg & Stephen Weimar
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the amount of dirt and the amount of peat moss needed to have the correct ratio of dirt to peat moss for the garden. ... more>>

Geo in Jeopardy - Richard Tchen
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the dimensions of the three-dimensional phone booth. ... more>>

The Good Samaritan - Piedmont High School 2nd- and 7th-period Geometry Classes
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. Can the butler afford the paint needed to repair the sign? Did the butler do it? ... 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>>

Milk Madness - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. Help Georgina find out how much milk is left using the number pattern she describes. ... more>>

New Home for Fibonacci and Fractal - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Determine how long it will take Jimal and Leslie to fill the new 15-gallon aquarium. ... more>>

Pi Day - Let's Eat Cake! - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. In honor of Pi Day we will be comparing the volumes of slices taken from round and rectangular cakes. ... more>>

Pi Day Treats - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Help Mrs. Granville and Mrs. Germain plan a Pi Day celebration. ... more>>

Pouring the Punch - Neil Bress
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. The Refreshments Committee needs to pour exactly four liters of eggnog using only three-liter and five-liter measures. ... more>>

Price Fluidity - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Compare the per-gallon cost of eleven different liquids, and put them in order from least to most expensive. ... more>>

Sailing Around the World - Leon Roland & class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Determine the amounts of the supplies that Giuseppi Linguini will need to sail around the world. ... more>>

Stacking Wood - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find how many cords of wood the woodshed will hold. ... more>>

Three-dimensional Television - Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Help my friend find which TV will fit snugly into her TV nook. ... more>>

Valley Springs Snow Cream - Kelly Crisp
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream. ... more>>

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

Wilda's Swamp Water - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Measure 8 quibits of swamp water using only 6-quibit and 10-quibit containers. ... more>>

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