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# Exploring Capacity with Junior and Senior Infants Learning Path

By PDST

These activities can be used to explore capacity in the Infant classroom
6 resources in this Learning Path

1

### The three bears-examining capacity

http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/resource/three-bears Added: 21 May 2016 Contributor: Marie Morgan Resource type: Lesson Plan

The story of the three bears is used as a bases for discussion on comparsion of different sized containers

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare and order containers according to capacity
• compare containers according to capacity
• develop an understanding of the concept of capacity through exploration and the use of appropriate vocabulary
• estimate and measure capacity in non-standard units
• select and use appropriate non-standard units to measure capacity
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

2

### Who sank the boat by Pamela Allen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpFWuHSDFtQ Added: 21 May 2016 Contributor: Marie Morgan Resource type: Assessment / Textbook

Book that is read aloud with sound effects/music of the animals involved in the story

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• develop an understanding of the concept of capacity through exploration and the use of appropriate vocabulary
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Special Needs:

3

### PBS Bubble Bath Maths

http://pbskids.org/peg/games/bubble-bath Added: 21 Jul 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Estimate and discover the the bath's capacity by using a bowl, bucket and so on. Simple, visually appealing, interactive activity with American accent.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate and measure capacity in non-standard units

Suggestions for use: Ideal as a lesson stimulus or lesson reinforcement.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

### Which item holds more/less?

https://ie.ixl.com/math/jr-infants/holds-more-or-less Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

An interactive quiz featuring household items to develop skills of comparing capacity

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare containers according to capacity
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### Capacity Game

https://www.splashlearn.com/measurement-games Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game

Understand that weight is a measurable attribute. Select the heavier or lighter of two objects.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare and order containers according to capacity
• compare containers according to capacity
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

6

### Compare the Cups

https://nrich.maths.org/10656 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Activity

This practical activity offers a context in which children can develop their conceptual understanding of capacity

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare and order containers according to capacity
• compare containers according to capacity
• develop an understanding of the concept of capacity through exploration and the use of appropriate vocabulary
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

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