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the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
This simple Java applet for grades 5-8 lets users explore how volume is calculated in a box-shaped object. The user fills the box, layer upon layer, with small cubes to see why volume is a cubic function in a rectangular prism. Dimensions of the object can be easily changed by adjusting the width, depth, or height.
See Related Items for a more complex simulation that explores volume in both rectangular prisms and triangular prisms.
This resource is part of a larger collection of lessons, labs, and activities developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
<a href="http://www.thephysicsfront.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=10640">National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Illuminations: Cubes. Reston: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, July 15, 2008.</a>
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Illuminations: Cubes. Reston: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, July 15, 2008. http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=6 (accessed 29 July 2016).
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