Finding Volume using Rectangular Prisms

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Taught by muchomath
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10963 views | 7 ratings
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Mr. Perez teaches how to find volume using rectangular prisms. By breaking down a shape into separate rectangular solids, one can determine the dimensions for each solid and then add them up to get the total volume. The formula for volume is length times width times height, and the dimensions are given in inches cubed or cubic inches. Students are encouraged to keep up with their homework and not fall behind in class.

Lesson Description:

Volume of shapes are found by splitting them up into rectangular prisms or boxes.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you find the volume of a rectangular prism or box?
  • How do you find the volume of a staircase?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    A fun, interesting video for finding the volume of a staircase by using the fact that volume of a rectangular prism = length * width * height. A good lesson for learning to add up several areas to get the full area.
  • McBrandon

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Very informative, and just the right speed. I like this dude's work. Thank you for taking the time to make resources like these. I am attempting to join the Canadian Armed Forces, and the trades I can see myself in all require advanced high school mathematics. As I only recently obtained a GED (after dropping out of high school four or five years prior to that) I can safely state with authority that I do not possess said skills. These videos at least give me a chance to brush up on the really hard aspects before I have my aptitude testing. In short, thanks.
  • gymnast

    • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
    to many stumbles... i didn't really get it
  • mcclain

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    4 stars because it is fun and it is easy to understand
  • queenofarabia

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    good