Measuring Capacity with Informal Units

Teach Starter Publishing
6 x lessons | Suitable for stages: 1 - 2

This Mathematics unit addresses the concept of measuring, comparing and ordering capacity using informal units.

It consists of 5 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

Objectives

  • To introduce and explore the concept of capacity.
  • To explore and compare the capacity of containers.
  • To estimate and measure the capacity of containers using informal units.
  • To apply knowledge and understanding of capacity to a real-world situation.
  • To revise and consolidate the concept of capacity.
  • To assess students' knowledge and understanding of capacity.

Preparing for Learning

Prior to commencing the unit, create a measurement display in your classroom. Display teaching resources in the classroom that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning. For examples of teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Capacity collection on the Teach Starter website.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

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