Measuring Capacity

Children in Form 3A thoroughly enjoyed their maths class this week, thanks to a lot of water and a whole host of different containers. Learning about estimating and measuring capacity, and determining appropriate units of measurement to use, Mr Adams set the class specific challenges, all of which the children grasped with great enthusiasm and commitment. Mr Adams commented, “as with all maths, it is helpful to put mathematic theory into a real-life context which the children can understand and relate to”. The highlight of the lesson had to be when one young man guessed the exact capacity of the orange juice carton, only for Mr Adams to spot seconds later the measurement was still visible on the side! Cheeky, but ingenious!

May 2016