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THINKING ABOUT VOLUME AND

CAPACITY!
1.
How much space does the inside of
our classroom take up?
As a group you need to:
Decide if this is a volume or capacity question.
How do you know?
Make an estimation of how much space you think the
classroom takes up.
Decide what materials you will need to work out the
question e.g. chalk, pencil, ruler etc.
List the steps you will take as a group to find the
measurements you need to solve the problem.
Gather the information you need and write the
formula you will use to answer the question.
Answer the question and reflect on whether your
estimation was accurate.

2.
How much water would we need to fill
the classroom up to the roof?
As a group you need to:
Decide if this is a volume or capacity question.
How do you know?
Decide what unit you will use to answer the
question.
Write down the strategy you will use to solve the
problem and explain why you are using it.
Answer the question.

3.
An average milk bottle holds 2 litres
of milk. How many 2 litre milk bottles
would we need to fill the inside of the
classroom up with milk?
As a group you need to:
Decide if this is a volume or capacity question.
How do you know?
Make an estimation of how many milk bottles would
be needed to fill the classroom.
Answer the question explaining how you worked
it out.