Maths – capacity

Sunday 22 April 2018

We took advantage of the mini heatwave this week and took our maths lessons outside. We filled three containers to different levels (full, half full, less than half full), found out how many scoops/cups it took to fill different containers, looked closely at the measurements on different containers and talked about how taller containers don’t always hold the most.

Help at home by looking at the capacity of juice, sauce, shampoo or water bottles. Talk about how many litres or millilitres containers hold. Use a spoon, scoop or cup to find out how much bowls, jugs, bottles or the sink holds. Bath-time can be learning time, too!