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Standards: 6.G.2, 7.G.6, 8.G.9
Description: This is a discovery rich task that leads students to discovering the general formula for the volume or a rectangular prism, triangular prism, and cylinder: V = Bh (volume = area of the base times the height). Students will use cubes to estimate the volume of boxes and then use their estimations to discover the volume formula. Students will utilize the concepts of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, cylinder, and volume to accomplish this.