Thursday 26th August – Maths

Capacity

I am learning to make a container from recycled materials that will hold exactly 10 of the same items.

I know I can do it when I can make a container from recycled materials that will hold exactly 10 of the same items.

Capacity is not just about how much water something can hold.

It can also include filling an object with other materials including money, cookies, pasta and toys, just to name a few.

Today you will be exploring this further by having a go at constructing your own container to hold the objects. 

Independent Task

Make a container from recycled materials (examples: cardboard, Lego, play dough, plasticine, plastic or anything else that you can think of) that will comfortably hold 10 of the same items (examples: cotton wool balls, pasta or Lego blocks).

In order for it to comfortably hold the chosen items it must be full once you reach 10.

If once you have made the container there is still a lot of room left you might adjust the size of the container or choose another item that might fit 10.

Wednesday 25th August – Maths

Holds Less, Holds More.

I am learning to compare objects and say which holds more and which holds less.

I know I can do it when I can compare objects and say which holds more and which holds less.

We now know that some objects can hold more or less than others.

Having this understanding helps prepare us to plan things better. For example, if you need to put all of your Lego into a box, you can estimate which box is most likely to fit all of your Lego pieces.

Independent Task

First, draw or write 5 objects that would hold LESS than a bath.

Then, draw or write 5 objects that would hold MORE than a coffee mug.

You may like to share two items you have drawn during Thursday’s Webex meeting.

Tuesday 24th August – Maths

Measuring Capacity

I am learning to test my capacity order from yesterday with water.

I know I can do it when I can measure objects correctly using water.

Using the objects from yesterday, you will now test if your prediction is correct.

Independent Task

Today you are going to test if your prediction from yesterday was correct. 

Head outside or use the kitchen sink to test with water, the order you lined up yesterday.  

Be sure to use the same cup for each object to keep your results consistent.  

Once you discover how many cups of water the object can hold, write the result beside your guess from yesterday.

Were you correct? Were two very close in capacity? 

Challenge

Find another object that would hold the exact same amount of water as 1 of the items you have chosen.

Monday 23rd August – Maths

Predicting capacity

I am learning to predict and order objects to measure capacity.

I know I can do it when I can predict and order objects to measure capacity.

To understand capacity, we need to first understand that capacity means how much something can hold. If we measure the capacity of an object using water, we are seeing how much water it can hold.  

Watch the following video to learn a bit more about capacity and why we need to know what it means:

Independent Task

Choose 5 different objects that will hold water (EG: vase, bucket, spoon, cup).

Order these items in a line and predict what holds the least to the most water.  

Take a photo or draw the objects in the order you think they go in.

Predict how many cups of water you would need to fill each one.  

Write your prediction next to the image. (Please keep these objects for tomorrow’s lesson) 

*Note: you are not filling the containers in this lesson, simply placing them in order and predicting how many cups of water each object may hold.