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Lesson 1 - Identifying imperial and metric units of Capacity

Introduction

 

This week in Maths, we will be learning about Capacity, the units of measure for capacity and how to convert between units of capacity. Today, in particular, we will be looking at imperial and metric units for capacity.

 

The first thing we would like you to do is think about the words: Capacity, Metric and Imperial.

What do you think these words mean? Have you heard them before? Can you write down a definition for each word?

 

Below is a video link explaining the difference between Metric and Imperial units.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_fkSeaY0Y

 

Capacity is the amount of liquid held in a container.

Where might you use capacity in real life? Have a discussion with your grown up.

E.g. when looking at recipes for cooking, builders mixing cement

 

Activity 1

 

The first activity we would like you to do, is to sort out the following units into their corresponding type of measure: LENGTH, WEIGHT, CAPACITY. Which belongs to which? Can you complete the table with the units listed below. We have started you off, can you finish it table?

Don't mark this as we will be self-assessing tomorrow.

 

Length Weight Capacity
Millimetre Grams

Litre

     

 

 

Millimetre

Millilitre

Inch

Pint

Stone

Grams

Pound

Centilitre

Mile

Gallon

Metre

Ounce

Kilometre

Litre

Yard

Feet

Cup

Tablespoon

Teaspoon

Tonne

 

 

Activity 2

 

The next thing we would like you to do is to go round your home and identify any objects or utensils that you can use for measuring capacity.

How many can you find? Can you find any that have metric units? Can you find any that have imperial units? Can you identify which units they are?

Take pictures of what you find and send them to your teacher -  we would love to see what you find! smiley

 

Below is a video of Mrs Qureshi looking around her home to see what she can find! Take a look to get a few ideas.

Mrs Qureshi on a hunt for things that measure capacity in her kitchen

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