Monday, 20 October 2014

Maths in action - volume and capacity

Last Friday we had our year 4 volume and capacity launch. We are learning about how to measure liquids such as water, milk, cola and oil.

We know that we use millilitres, centilitres and litres.

We headed out to the field for a series of challenges working as a team.

These included each student filling up a container with 100ml of water and taking it to a large container on the field. The only problem was that the person holding the 100ml was not allowed to touch the ground; we had to carry them.

The next challenge required us to transport as many 500ml containers of water down the field into a bucket in a set time. The only problem was that the container was not allowed to leave our head, even when we poured it into the bucket. If you did, then the bucket of water was tipped out and you had to start again.

All in all it was a lot of fun, and we managed to learn about volume and capacity as well as get wet.

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