In 5M we have been looking at Volume – the amount of space that a 3D figure takes up.

There have been some fantastic Explain Everything slideshows with annotated photos showing different rectangular prisms that all have a volume of 12 cubic centimetres.

We have learnt that the volume of a rectangular prism can be calculated using multiplication: length x width x height.

This lesson you are going to make cubes with MAB minis.

#### Step 1. Make a cube using the least amount of MAB minis possible. What is its volume?

#### Take a photo and annotate with the dimensions and volume in your Explain Everything Volume project.

#### Step 2. How many MAB minis do you need to add to your cube to make the next largest cube possible. What is its volume now?

#### Take a photo and annotate with the dimensions and volume.

#### Step 3. What will be the volume of the next largest cubes you could make? Build 2 more and record them in the Explain Everything Volume project.

#### Step 4. Look for a pattern in the dimensions and the volume.

### Your chance to comment: What do you think the dimensions and volume of the next cube in the sequence will be? How do you know?