Volume of an Oreo: Middle School

Volume of Oreos, Old and New

Ever wonder much more filling you were getting with the "Double Stuff" Oreos? Well now your students can calculate it. In this lesson students will write equations from evidence from a Newsela article and calculate volume. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • Math: Volume, Area, Geometry, Expressions, Equations 

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to write equations from text and calculate volume.
  • So I can…compare sizes of different 3-dimensional objects.
  • I know I understand when…I can show my steps and use appropriate units to compare volumes and draw conclusions of magnitude.

Learning Standards 

CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.C.9
Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. .

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