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# Exploring Capacity with 1st and 2nd Class Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for 1st & 2nd class, supports the exploration of capacity through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
7 resources in this Learning Path

1

### Bottles (1)

https://nrich.maths.org/10337 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Lesson Plan

This problem is useful for young pupils to start considering capacity. It will encourage discussion about different jar types

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
• estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

2

### Maths 4 all video resources

https://maths4all.ie/videos/ Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Audio / Video

These videos were created in order to support teachers in reflecting on their practice in mathematics. They represent an invitation in real classrooms, allowing teachers to focus on children's thinking and consider alternative teaching strategies. They are created to prompt reflective discussion and deepen our understanding of how we can use rich mathematical tasks to support children's mathematical development

in 1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
• identify the complement of a set (i.e. elements not in a set)

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• match sets, equal and unequal
• represent and interpret a set of simple mathematical data using real objects, models and pictures
• represent and interpret data in two rows or columns using real objects, models and pictures
• sort and classify sets of objects by one and two criteria
• sort and classify sets of objects by one criterion

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare equivalent and non-equivalent sets 0-10 by matching
• compare equivalent and non-equivalent sets 1-5 by matching without using symbols

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
• estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Algebra

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Strand: Algebra

Suggestions for use: You could discuss what the children are doing in the video or try the activity at home or in school.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights Url: https://maths4all.ie/
Special Needs:

3

### Bottles (2)

https://nrich.maths.org/10382 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Lesson Plan

This problem is useful for pupils to consolidate ideas associated with capacity and to begin to calculate in that context. It allows for good discussion.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
• estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

### Thirsty

https://nrich.maths.org/6971 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Lesson Plan

In this problem learners need to coordinate three pieces of information about each glass: what it contains (orange or blackcurrant juice); how much it contains (full, half full or empty) and its height (tall or short). Through productive mathematical talk, the group will be developing their logical reasoning skills.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
• estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units
• select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments
• select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### Capacity Countdown

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game

Measure capacity (full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter). Record capacity, choose and use appropriate standard units (litre and half litre) to estimate and measure.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
• estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units
• estimate, measure and record capacity using litre, half-litre and quarter-litre bottles and solve simple problems
• estimate, measure and record capacity using standard unit (the litre) and solve simple problems
• select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments
• select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

6

### Skip Counting

https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/maths/...tudent/jc/jc-numbers/skip-counting/ Added: 25 Jun 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes / Simulation

Use this interactive file to learn how to use skip counting when adding and subtracting. Place the red dot a distance equal to the skip length from the blue dot. Place the purple dot a distance equal to the skip length from the red dot. Place the green dot a distance equal to the skip length from the purple dot. Reset the applet to place the blue dot at a different location on the number line and to change the skip length.

JC Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Mathematics

Strand: 2. Numbers

Strand unit: 1.Representing Numbers & Arithmetic Operation

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

7

### Comparing Containers Activity Plan

https://maths4all.ie/activity-plan/capacity/ Added: 27 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game / Audio / Video / Lesson Plan

Children will compare the capacity of different objects. Students will record capacity using appropriate instruments and units of measurement.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units
• estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units
• estimate, measure and record capacity using litre, half-litre and quarter-litre bottles and solve simple problems
• estimate, measure and record capacity using standard unit (the litre) and solve simple problems
• select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments
• select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

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