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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, Year 6
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 content descriptions
ACMMG084 Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures
ACMMG290 Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume
ACMMG108 Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass
ACMMG138 Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM4, UuM5, UuM6, UuM7

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