Firing on all Cylinders is a task designed for geometry students to find the volume of a cylinder in cubic inches. Students are given a word problem, where they know the radius and height of a can, and is shown work determining the volume. With the use of argumentation language, students are asked to use a sentence starter to critique the work, create a claim, provide evidence and warrants.

Microsoft Word version: 912Geometry_GMD_Volume_Worksheet_ConstructCritique_FiringonallCylinders

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Gr 5_MD_MeasurementAreaVolume_Problem_Critique

This argumentation problem was designed for fifth graders understanding measurement and the relationship between area and volume. Students are given a visual representation of a floor plan, as well as the area and volume, and must critique the reasoning of the given response by investigating if the floor plan will always have the equal area and volume. This task provides a modification to simplify what is being asked of the students and contains argumentation language when asking students to create a claim, state evidence, and work through misconceptions.

Microsoft Word version: 5_MD_MeasurementAreaVolume_Problem_Critique

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Gr 3_MD_MeasurementVolume_Problem_Construct_BakingACake

This task is designed for third grade students to understand measurement in terms of volume. Students must decide if they have enough oil to bake a cake, construct an argument, and explain their thinking. Baking a Cake requires students to convert from ounces to cups and vice versa, and contains whole numbers and fractions.

Microsoft Word version: 3_MD_MeasurementVolume_Problem_Construct_BakingACake

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