Capacity Unit Plan

Learning Area: Maths Strands: Measurement – Capacity Year Level: 2/3 Proposed Duration: 4 lessons

Key Ideas: Year 2 Children construct concepts of size and measurable attributes by comparing a wide variety of familiar figures, objects and events drawn from the world around them. Year 3 Students refine their concepts of measurable attributes and units of comparison. They choose the most appropriate attributes and units to quantify 2-D figures, 3-D solids and time for a wide variety of purposes, and are able to justify their choices to others. Standard Outcome: Year 2 1.4 - Compares and orders the measurable attributes of distance, surface, space, mass, turn/angle and time to describe the size of a wide range of familiar figures, objects and events. Year 3 2.4 - Chooses, estimates and uses metric units to measure attributes of figures and objects; orders events or cycles of events; estimates the duration and time of events; constructs and uses measuring tools, explains that all measurement is approximate and that some tools increase precision. Essential Learnings:  Identity – a sense of personal and group identity  Thinking – a sense of creativity, wisdom and enterprise  Interdependence – a sense of being connected with others and their world  Futures – a sense of optimism about their ability to shape their futures  Communication – a sense of the power and potential of literacy, numeracy and ICT Key Questions: What is capacity? How do I measure capacity? When do we use capacity in everyday life? Tasks for Enquiry: Lesson 1 Students use different shaped objects to compare their capacity Lesson 2 Use of mL. Estimate the capacity of an object, measure the capacity and then sort by capacity. Discuss when you would use these at home. Ie cooking, measuring small amounts of things (measuring spoons??). Ask students to go home and find objects that are measured in mL & L. Ask to record so can use next Key Competencies:  KC1 – using information  KC2 – communicating ideas  KC3 – planning & organising  KC4 – working in teams  KC5 – using maths  KC6 – solving problems  KC7 - using technology

lesson. Lesson 3 Use of L. Estimate the capacity of an object, measure the capacity and then sort by capacity. Discuss when you would use these at home. Ie ice cream container, milk, soft drink Lesson 4 Provide the students with objects that hold mL and ones that hold L, have the students determine which measurement to measure the liquid in, ie mL or L. Then have the students sort objects (in both mL and L) by which holds the least to which holds the most.

Year 2 Capacity Estimates how much something holds AND describes what it holds, ie this jug holds 4 cups Begins to understand and use mathematical terms, mL, litres Can determine what to use to measure something, ie mL, L Year 3 Capacity Estimates, measure and compares capacity of something Uses and understand mL & L Knows that 1000mL are 1 L Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to measure liquids in mL and L Students will be able to describe what liquids should be measured in mL and what should be measured in L Students will be able to estimate the capacity of different jugs, cups an spoons in mL and L Students will be able to compare the capacity of an object against the capacity of another and determine which holds more/less Students will know that 1000 mL is 1 L Equipment/Resources: Measuring jugs, cups & spoons Measuring cylinders Liquid Formative Assessment Recording of estimating, measuring and sorting in lesson 2, 3 & 4 Summative Assessment Student Self Assessment

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