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A Semi-Detailed Lesson Plan in Mathematics VI

I. Objectives
At the end of the class discussion, pupils must be able to:
1.
2.
3.
4.

derive a formula for finding the volume of rectangular prisms;


find the volume of a rectangular prism;
write solution in finding volumes of rectangular prisms correctly; and
work cooperatively to achieve best results.

II. Subject Matter


Topic: Volume of Rectangular Prisms
Reference: Lesson Guides in Elementary Mathematics, Grade VI
PELC VI. B. 1.3
Materials: transparent rectangular container
Small cubes
Rubiks cube
Picture of a rubiks cube
Illustrations of plane figures
Flashcards
Value Focus: Cooperation
III. Procedure
A. Preliminary Activities
1. Drill
Mental computation using flashcards.
5x3x2

4x7x1

8x5x1

2x6x2

2
3
1
24

x
x

x2
6x2x3
2. Review
Call pupils to hold the flashcards in front. Let them match the drawing with the
name of the space figure it represents.
pyramid
rectangular prism
cone
cylinder
sphere
cube
B. Lesson Proper
1. Motivation
a. Show a Rubiks cube.
Questions:
a. What do you call this object?
b. Do you know how to play it?

b. Teacher calls on pupils and let them demonstrate how to play the rubiks
cube.
2. Presentation
a. Ask the pupils if they know the total number of small cubes making
up the rubiks cube.
b. Tell the class that the number of small cubes that make up the
rubiks cube is its volume.
c. Define volume. (Volume is the number of units cubes that fit inside
an object.)
d. Activity 1
1. Show the class an empty transparent rectangular
container.
2. One by one, let the pupils fill the container with small cubes
until its upper portion. Count the number of cubes as each
pupil put one in the container.
3. Let the pupils count the cubes with reference to the length,
width and height of the container.
4. Basing on the result of the activity, guide the pupils in
deriving the formula for finding the volume of a rectangular
prism.
Questions:
a. How many cubes did you put inside the rectangular
container?
b. If we havent counted the total number of cubes
placed in this container, can we still find its total
number?
c. When we get the total number of cubes that the
container has, what have we looked for? (Answer:
volume)
d. By just using the dimension, the length, width, and
height, can we get the volume of the rectangular
prism? How?
e. What is the formula in finding the volume of a
rectangular prism?
f. What unit of measurement will you use?
C. Post Activities
1. Fixing Skills
Let the pupils work by pairs.
a. Count the cubic units to find the volume of each.

1.

2.

l =
w=
w=
h=
h=
v=
v=
b. Write the formula and solve for the volume
3.

l =

4.
l = 2.5m
w = 3.3m
h = 1.8m

c. Find the missing number.


5. v = 372m3
6. v = 1232 cm3
l = 32m
l = 11cm
w = ____
w = 8cm
h = 3m
h = ____
2. Generalization
Summarize the topic discussed with the pupils.
Questions:
a. What is volume? Tell the pupil to write it on the board. Let the others read.
b. How do you solve for the volume of rectangular prisms? What is the formula
used.
3. Application
a. Activity 2
Group the pupils into 3 groups. Each group will be given a different number of
cubes.
Taste: Make your own model of a rectangular prism using all the cubes you
have. Select a reporter to present your work in the class and a secretary to
solve the volume of your rectangular prism on the board.
4. Infusion of Values
Questions:
Did you group perform the activity properly?
What did you do to accomplish your task?
Do you think cooperation is important in every group work? Why?
IV. Evaluation
A. Complete the table.
Find the volume of the following.

Length
1. 9dm
2. 40cm
3. 5 m

Width
8.6 dm
15 cm
4m

B. Find each missing dimension.


1. v = 945 m3

Height
5 dm
20 cm
7m

Volume

2. v = 213.12 cm3

w=9m

l =?

l =7m

w = 7.4 cm

h=?

h = 3.6 cm

ML =
ID =
V. Assignment
Complete the table.
Length
Width
Height
Volume

8.2 dm
4.7 dm
2.6 dm

5m
2
4 3/8 m

2.3 m
6m
9m
756 m3

2.6 m
17.94 m3

Prepared by:
ALMEDA M. NIETES
Teacher Applicant