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Daily Planner

Ms. Quanrud
Brooklands Primary – Year 4
Date: December 11,
2014

Class: Maths –
Year 4

Title: Practicing Capacity with non-standard units of measurement

Pupils’ prior learning: Structured learning through play in P1-P3 years.
Students also have the experience from the exploration with the
definition of capacity from Tuesday’s lesson.

Thinking skills and personal capabilities focus:
Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making:
during this lesson students will be estimating and
measuring capacity with a variety of containers that
they would interact with on a daily basis. During this
time of exploration, students will be asked to generate
possible solutions, try out alternative approaches and
evaluate outcomes.
Working with others: based off of Tuesday’s lessons
students and I will be focusing on developing routines
of turn-taking, sharing and cooperating amongst
teammates.
Cross curricular skills focus:
Differentiation:
Using Mathematics: Based on what the students explored on Tuesday and By Support: group two students will be supported by
as they go about Thursday’s exploration, students will use mathematics to the classroom assistant throughout the lesson.
solve problems and make reasonable estimates. Students will also be asked By Task: Group two students will be completing the
to identify the capacity of the bucket, using a variety of containers.
worksheet with the measuring of capacity using a
Students will then collect and record the information for each container.
variety of containers. Group one will be doing the same
task, but will be asked to estimate the measurement
before actually finding the exact measurement.
Learning intentions:
Suggested Success Criteria (AfL):
I can find the capacity of the bucket based on the
 To estimate and identify the capacity of the bucket based on nonmeasurement of a variety of containers.
standard units of measurement.
 To explore with the definition of capacity and become familiar with
I can use maths word wall words accurately.
our new form of measurement.
 To provide an opportunity for students to work together and learn
I can take turns, share, and cooperate with teammates.
to take-turns, share, and work cooperatively with teammates.

Daily Planner
Ms. Quanrud
Brooklands Primary – Year 4
Introduction:
Students and I will review what we learned on Tuesday. We will discuss
what we thought versus what we learned.
Watch YouTube video, which depicts the word capacity in another form of
visual representation for the students.
Inform students of today’s activity and exploration.

Activity:
Students will be given a worksheet that has a variety of containers listed.
The students’ job is to estimate and measure how many mugs, water
bottles, milk cartons, etc. of water will it take to fill their “bucket” up to full
capacity.
Students will be completing the task in groups of 4 or 5 students.
Plenary:
To wrap up the lesson the students will share out their findings and
complete the measurements on the smartboard.
Students and I will discuss how this lesson helped them understand
capacity better. Ask students if they have any questions after their
exploration today.
Assessment/Monitoring:
Oral - children's responses to questions during the discussion.
Written – through the completion of children’s worksheets
Photographs as a record of children's work.

Role of the teacher:
Encourager: as the encourager it is my job to make
sure all my students feel confident in their
expectations and with the new content at hand.
Whether that confident level start right off the bat
or not experienced until the end of the lesson.
Guide on the Side: this activity is meant for the
students to explore the word capacity and how we
can measure capacity using non-standardized
measurements. It is my job to support students,
but allow them to work together in solving
questions they may come across.
Key Questions:
Why is it beneficial to estimate your answer before
measuring?
How did today’s activity help you understand what
capacity is?
What are you still confused about?
Resources:
 Water
 Water trays (8)
 Funnels (8)
 Variety of containers found on student
worksheet (8 of each container – one per
group)
 Pencils