Measuring Volume Digital Unit for Special Education | Distance learning


Total Pages 150 pages plus 46 google slides


This unit on measuring volume was created for students with autism and special learning needs in upper elementary and middle school. It contains 150 pages from my original, print only resource on measuring volume, PLUS it contains 46 google slides that are digital versions for most of the activities.

This unit addresses the concept of measuring the volume of various containers. It first explores the appropriate unit of measure (fluid ounce, cup, pint, quart and gallon) and then introduces the concept of calculating volume using a calculator.

The digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need the extra help. There is also a link to a movie version of both books included in the unit that students can watch online.

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

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Measuring Volume Unit Includes:

  • 2 books on measuring volume
  • Both books are in an mp4 format that can be inserted into a google slide
  • Vocabulary board
  • 11 vocabulary cards
  • Measuring Volume group activities
  • 5 circle maps on various units of measurement (plus digital versions)
  • Ordering objects by volume (plus digital versions)
  • 2 sorting activities by volume (plus digital versions)
  • 1 worksheet set on measuring volume (plus digital versions)
  • 1 worksheet set on calculating volume (plus digital versions)
  • Measuring Volume Assessment (2 versions) (plus digital versions)

Most activities (not books) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.