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Volume and Capacity Maths Investigation – Splash World

$3.99 or Free on Plus | 15 pages (PDF)|Grade: 6 | Starter Sheet

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.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Would love to see student work examples to go along with a task like this. 🙂

Nicole Douglas · 2 hours ago

Hi Nicole,

Thank you for your comment!

Fellow Teach Starter members, do you have some student work examples for Splash World that you would be willing to share? Let us know by replying to this comment or by getting in touch with us at [email protected]

Paul (Teach Starter) · 37 minutes ago

Looks fabulous…….an engaging maths investigation…….will use it with my class! Thank you for your efforts in designing this project!

Jan Riley · Jun 9th, 2020

Hi Jan,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! We had a lot of fun creating this resource and I am sure each of your students will enjoy designing their very own water park!
If we can help with anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jun 10th, 2020

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