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Volume: defining, comparing and estimating

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for learning about volume. Tasks involve comparing and estimating volume using cubed centimetres and estimating capacity using millilitres.

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Year level(s) Year 4, Year 5
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords volume, capacity, estimate, measure, compare, cubed centimetres, millilitres, width, height, length, container, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding
Topics Mass and capacity, Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Interpret unmarked and partial units when measuring and comparing attributes of length, mass, capacity, duration and temperature, using scaled and digital instruments and appropriate units

Choose appropriate metric units when measuring the length, mass and capacity of objects; use smaller units or a combination of units to obtain a more accurate measure

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P6, P8)

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