# Units of measurement for capacity

In this lesson, students learn about the units of measurement for capacity and how to convert between them. They then develop a set of instructions that explains how to convert between the units of measurement without a calculator.

The lesson offers a real-world context for extending place value beyond thousands for a purpose.

This lesson is the second of 5 lessons that connect the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability with Number, Measurement and Statistics. It can also complement the science content description AC9S6U04.

Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching, Differentiated teaching
Keywords converting units, capacity, volume, litres, megalitres, Maths Hub lesson plan

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Science, Sustainability
Strand and focus Number, Measurement
Topics Decimals, Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M6N06
Multiply and divide decimals by multiples of powers of 10 without a calculator, applying knowledge of place value and proficiency with multiplication facts; using estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers

AC9M6M01
Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity; choose and use decimal representations of metric measurements relevant to the context of a problem

Numeracy progression Number and place value (P9)
Understanding units of measurement (P8)