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Common Core Standard 5.MD.C.5a Questions

Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold whole-number products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication.

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Grade 5 Volume CCSS: 5.MD.C.4, 5.MD.C.5, 5.MD.C.5a
In this right rectangular prism, each small cube measures 1 unit on each side.

Select the description that could be the dimensions of a new right rectangular prism that has 6 fewer unit cubes than the original prism.
1. 2 cubes long, by 3 cubes wide, by 3 cubes high
2. 3 cubes long, by 2 cubes wide, by 4 cubes high
3. 3 cubes long, by 3 cubes wide, by 3 cubes high
4. 5 cubes long, by 2 cubes wide, by 3 cubes high
Imani needs to find the volume of the prism shown using three methods.

Select the THREE methods that will allow Imani to find the volume of the prism.
1. counting unit cubes