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Lesson 2 - Estimating and Ordering Capacity

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To begin with, we would like you to mark Activity 1 from yesterday. Below are the answers - did you manage to get them all correct?

 

Length

Weight

Capacity

Millimetre

Grams

Litre

Inch

Stone

Millilitre

Mile

Pound

Gallon

Kilometre

Tonne

Pint

Yard

Ounce

Centilitre

Feet

Teaspoon

Metre

Tablespoon

 

Cup

 

We threw in some trick ones! Teaspoon, Tablespoon and Cup can all be used to measure BOTH weight and capacity, so they are in both columns.

 

Once you have marked your work, we will begin today by looking at comparing capacities in order of size.

 

We would like you collect 5 items around your home that have liquid inside, e.g. milk bottle, coke bottle, fairy liquid, perfume bottle.

Once you've got your items, without looking at the label, we would like you to put them in order of capacity from the least amount to the most amount.

Have a discussion with your grown up about how you know which containers holds the most liquid and which contains the least.

Were there any tricky ones that were of a similar size? How did you estimate which one holds more liquid?

 

Below is an example, Mrs Qureshi has done in her house!

 

 

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Below are some work sheets we would like you to try. They are all about estimating and ordering capacity.

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