teaching resource

# Volume and Capacity Maths Investigation – Splash World

• Updated:  07 Apr 2022

A mathematics investigation about volume and capacity, embedded in a real-world context.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  15 Pages

• Year:  6

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teaching resource

# Volume and Capacity Maths Investigation – Splash World

• Updated:  07 Apr 2022

A mathematics investigation about volume and capacity, embedded in a real-world context.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  15 Pages

• Year:  6

A mathematics investigation about volume and capacity, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of volume and capacity.

### Design a Water Park

In this investigation, students must use their knowledge and understanding of volume and capacity to design a unique water park according to specific criteria. Students follow the procedure outlined in the investigation to determine the starting capacity of the water park’s pool.

### Convert Volume to Capacity

Students will need to convert volume units to the equivalent capacity units to determine the finishing capacity of the pool once all attractions have been placed.

### Budget and Present Findings

Once students have recorded the budget breakdown and determined the pool’s final capacity they consolidate this information on a final report page.

This teaching resource includes:

• a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
• Splash World blueprints and attraction catalogues
• various recording worksheets and planning templates
• three extension tasks
• an answer sheet for the pool’s starting capacity task
• award badges to be placed on student work when they complete the main task and each extension task.