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Year 3

Measuring the volume of liquids using millilitres.

I can measure the volume of liquids using millilitres.

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Year 3

Measuring the volume of liquids using millilitres.

I can measure the volume of liquids using millilitres.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The volume of liquid in a container can be measured in millilitres.
  2. When comparing volume, if the containers are the same, we can compare the level of liquid in the container.
  3. When comparing volume, if the containers are different, we need to take read the scale on the measuring container.
  4. Counting in 10s, 20s, 25s and 50s helps to read scales.

Common misconception

Children may read the scale incorrectly - confusion between equal parts and marks on the scale.

The scale is a number line. Remember to look at the number of equal parts between the marked numbers not the marks themselves.

Keywords

  • Volume - Volume is the amount of space that an object takes up. In this case, the specific amount of liquid in a container.

  • Millilitre - The millilitre is a metric measure of capacity or volume. A millilitre is a very small amount of liquid. The abbreviation is ml.

This should be a practical lesson where possible. Children need to have physical experience of using different containers and reading different scales when measuring volume. No more than 1,000 ml for this lesson.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Look at this sequence of numbers. Which number would come next?
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Correct Answer: 200
Q2.
Look at the number line. Label the missing number.
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Correct Answer: 150
Q3.
Look at the scale on the jug. Which number is missing?
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650
700
750
Correct answer: 800
Q4.
Look at the containers. Which has the smallest capacity?
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The glass has the smallest capacity.
The kettle has the smallest capacity.
Correct answer: The cup has the smallest capacity.
Q5.
Look at the jugs. Which contains the greatest volume of liquid?
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A
Correct answer: B
C
Q6.
Starting with the smallest volume, put these jugs in the order of the volume of liquid that they contain.
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1 - C
2 - B
3 - A

6 Questions

Q1.
Look at the scale on this jug. How many equal parts are there between the marked interval of 1,000?
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4
Correct answer: 5
6
Q2.
Look at the scale on this jug. What is the value of each unmarked part?
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Correct Answer: 50 ml, 50
Q3.
True or false? The volume of liquid in this jug is 120 ml?
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True
Correct answer: False
Q4.
Match the jug to the volume of liquid that it is holding.
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Correct Answer:A,180 ml

180 ml

Correct Answer:B,150 ml

150 ml

Correct Answer:C,160 ml

160 ml

Q5.
Look at the jugs. How much more water is in Jug A then Jug B?
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They both hold the same volume of water.
Correct answer: 10 ml
30 ml
Q6.
A jug contains 75 ml water. Another 75 ml of water is poured into the jug. Which of these jugs represents the volume of water that would now be in the jug?
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A
Correct answer: B
C