Balancing Blocks (Volume)
This Gizmo provides you with two challenges. First, use blocks to build a figure with a given volume. Then, try to balance the blocks on a platform that sits on the tip of a cone. The dimensions of the platform can be adjusted, and blocks can be added or deleted by clicking on the model.
- Find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting how many unit blocks it contains.
- Find the volume of a rectangular prism by multiplying length × width × height.
- Find the volume of irregular solids that are composed of unit blocks.
- Balance rectangular prisms and irregular solids on a point.
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