- Initially, may count the faces of a cube building, possibly double-counting cubes at the corners and usually not counting internal cubes.
- Eventually counts one cube at a time in carefully structured and guided contexts, such as packing a small box with cubes.
Help your student become a(n) Volume Quantifier
Activities build a more three-dimensional understanding of volume through counting the number of scoops of water or sand it takes to fill a container and especially when packing a box full of cubes. Discussion of filling the 3D space is important, emphasizing the number of scoops, cubes, or another unit.