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# Explain that items can be compared using capacity

I can compare items according to their volume and capacity.

New
New
Year 1

# Explain that items can be compared using capacity

I can compare items according to their volume and capacity.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Know the language used when comparing volume and capacity, more than, less than, equal to, the same.
2. Know less is used when the noun cannot be counted and fewer is used to descibe countable nouns.

### Common misconception

Children may assume that taller objects have more capacity.

Compare real containers and demonstrate with water. Taller containers may be thinner and have less capacity.

### Keywords

• More than - has a greater amount / more items.

• Less than - has a lesser amount / fewer items.

• The same - exactly the same amount or value.

• Capacity - the amount that something can hold.

As with all lessons, make this lesson practical to show the clear difference between the volume and capacity of a variety of containers.
Teacher tip

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
How many cubes can you see here?
4
6
7
Q2.
How many cubes can you see here?
5
7
8
Q3.
Which set has more cubes?
Set B
They have the same amount of cubes.
Q4.
Which set has more cubes?
Set A
Set B
Correct answer: They have the same number of cubes.
Q5.
Which set has fewer cubes?
Set A
They have the same number of cubes.
Q6.
What does 'equal to' mean?
Correct answer: Two sets have the same amount.
One set has more than the other.
One set has fewer than the other.

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Which will hold more water, the jug or the cup?
The cup
They will hold the same amount.
Q2.
Which will hold less water, the bottle or the jug?
The jug
They will hold the same amount.
Q3.
Which will hold more water, the cup or the bottle?
The cup
They will hold the same amount.
Q4.
Which box will hold more bricks?
Box 1