Formative Assessment
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Can students use centimeter cubes to measure the volumes of 4 blocks?

Look for evidence that they can distinguish volume from other measurements as students use centimeter cubes to find the volumes of 4 blocks. Third grade students often confuse volume with area or height.

Keep these questions in mind as you interpret students' strategies:

To provide more experience with a difficult concept — volume is hard — a next step might be to pair students and ask them to explain their measurement strategies to each other.