Volume Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 154 pages plus 46 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Volume unit contains over 150 pages and 46 google slides that address the concept of measuring the volume of liquids using the English units system. It first explores the appropriate unit of measure (fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons) and then introduces the concept of actually calculating the volume of a container that is a cube or rectangular prism. This material was specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism in elementary and middle school. This unit on volume addresses various units of measurement and calculation in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on volume. This repetition encourages a true understanding of the various volume measurements. Finally, many of the volume activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

****This unit includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 46 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and movie versions of both books.

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Volume (English Units) Unit Includes:

• 2 books on measuring volume using English units (includes movie versions)

→one book explores the units to use

→one book looks at how to calculate the volume of a rectangular prism

• Measuring Volume Group activities

• 5 Circle maps on units of volume** (includes digital version)

• Ordering objects by relative volume and actual quantities ** (includes digital version)

• Ordering objects by relative volume and actual quantities ** (includes digital version)

• 2 Sorting activities by unit of volume** (includes digital version)

• 2 versions of worksheet sets on measuring the volume of a rectangular prism** (includes digital version)

• Volume Assessment (3 versions) ** (includes digital version)

**: 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.

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