Measuring capacity using different units

Measuring capacity using different units

Year 5
Customary units
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  • KS2.Y3 – KS2 Year 3
    • Year 3 programme of study
      • KS2.Y3.M – Measurement

        • Pupils should be taught to:

          • KS2.Y3.M.1 – Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

  • KS2.Y4 – KS2 Year 4
    • Year 4 programme of study
      • KS2.Y4.M – Measurement

        • Pupils should be taught to:

          • KS2.Y4.M.4 – Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

  • KS2.Y5 – KS2 Year 5
    • Year 5 programme of study
      • KS2.Y5.M – Measurement

        • Pupils should be taught to:

          • KS2.Y5.M.2 – Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints

  • Year 4
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG084 – Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures

        • ACMMG290 – Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume

  • 5 – Year 5
    • 5.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 5.GM.2 – Sort two- and three-dimensional shapes, considering the presence and/or absence of features simultaneously and justifying the decisions made

  • 6 – Year 6
    • 6.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 6.GM.1 – Measure time and the attributes of objects, choosing appropriate standard units

      • 6.GM.2 – Use arrays to find the areas of rectangles and the volumes of cuboids, given whole-number dimensions

This activity is not included in United States – Common Core State Standards.

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