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Lesson 4 - Capacity Word Problems

Brain Teaser!

To get our brains warmed up, try and complete the missing numbers in the sequences below. The jumps are all equal.


20 ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___  30  


20 ___  ___  ___  ___  30


20 ___  30



Solving Capacity Word Problems


Today you are going to be applying your problem solving skills to answer questions related to Capacity.

In class whenever we have looked at word problems, we used something called RUCSAC. Discuss with your grown up what it stands for.



Below is a YouTube clip to remind you how to use RUCSAC when working on word problems.

Using RUCSAC To Solve Problems


When you have understood what RUCSAC is and how to use it, we would like you to put it into practice by solving some capacity word problems.

Below are three worksheets, the stars tell you the level of challenge. Choose the one you feel comfortable with - but remember to challenge yourself! smiley

We have also included a challenge sheet, if you feel like you want to try it out - please have a go!