Capacity

This week in maths, the Dragonflies are taking a very practical approach to capacity. Children have worked in small groups to compare which containers hold more and which hold less, as well as estimating how many smaller containers it takes to fill a larger one. We have introduced the concept of 1 litre and children are learning to use the language of full, empty, quarter, half and three quarters full. Estimating then measuring using non standard units such as small bricks has also helped us to understand and compare which containers hold least and most. Can you say which containers hold more or less than 1 litre? 

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