Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Capacity - fifth and sixth class

Content for fifth class

The child should be enabled to

  • Select and use appropriate instruments of measurement.
    Choose measurement instruments appropriate to given tasks graduated jugs, litre containers or fractional litre containers.
  • Estimate and measure capacity using appropriate metric units?
    Estimate and measure a large variety of objects use appropriate measuring units e.g. millilitres (cups), litres (watering-can)?

Content for sixth class

The child should be enabled to

  • Select and use appropriate instruments of measurement
  • Rename measures of capacity.
    Rename measurements of appropriate metric units.
    Express results as fractions or decimals of appropriate metric unit e.g. 625 ml = 5 eighths of a litre = 0.625 l or 8 l 253 ml = 8.253 l
  • Find the volume of a cuboid experimentally.
    Fill a cuboid container with water and measure capacity in litres.
    Fill a cuboid container with unit cubes and count.