Year 5

Year 5

To describe volume in cubic units

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Key learning points

1. In this lesson, we will use our knowledge from the previous lesson to find the volume of different shapes. We will start by looking at the three different dimensions of real life objects and then use measurements to help us find volume. By the end of this lesson, you will begin to be able to find the volume of different 3D shapes.

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5 Questions

Q1.
Estimate the capacity of the spoon.
5,000ml
500ml
Q2.
Estimate the capacity of the saucepan.
50ml
5ml
Q3.
Estimate the capacity of the soda bottle.
5,000ml
5ml
Q4.
Estimate the capacity of the paint tin (2 answers)
500ml
5ml
Q5.
What is the estimated volume of the money box?
120cm³
20cm³

4 Questions

Q1.
Can you work out how many cubes are in this image?
8
9
Q2.
Can you work out how many cubes are in this image?
11
13
Q3.
Can you work out how many cubes are in this image?
13
14
Q4.
And this is a challenge! Can you work out how many cubes are in this image?
20
22