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Use Toothpicks and Marshmallows to Understand Volume

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June 28, 2016
Use Toothpicks and Marshmallows to Understand Volume

Building 3-dimensional shapes is a great way to help your middle school students understand volume. Using toothpicks and marshmallows, your kids can design any 3D shape they want. Once the shape is built, she can calculate its volume by multiplying the length by its width and height (l * w * h). This will help her start to visualize how each layer is combined to find the volume. 
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