Measures in the primary curriculum

Capacity - third and fourth class

Content for third class

The child should be enabled to

• Estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (l, ml)?
Use cartons, spoons, cups, jugs, plastic bottles and other common containers.
Use litre, 250 ml and 500 ml measuring containers.
Use tall, low, wide and narrow containers
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• Solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving the addition and subtraction of units of capacity (l, ml).
Confine to totals that can be readily checked by measuring

Content for fourth class

The child should be enabled to

• Estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using appropriate metric units (l, ml) and selecting suitable instruments of measurement. Become familiar with major and minor markings on measuring containers (e.g. 100 ml markings, half l, quarter l)?
• Rename units of capacity in l and ml 1500 ml = 1 l 500 ml
• Rename units of capacity using decimal and fraction form e.g. 250 ml = 0.25 l = quarter litre or 2 l 150 ml = 2150 ml = 2.15 l Confine to examples requiring only two places of decimals
• Solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving the addition, subtraction, multiplication and simple division of units of capacity (l, ml)