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Year 5

# Describe the units used to measure volume

I can describe the units used to measure volume.

New
New
Year 5

# Describe the units used to measure volume

I can describe the units used to measure volume.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Volume is 3D and is measured in 3D units.
2. Volume is measured in the cubes of common length measures.

### Common misconception

Pupils may record different volumes for objects if they measure with inconsistent units (for example: different sized cubes).

Encourage pupils to compare the volume of the same object measured with two different units. Discuss what you notice and draw out the importance for a consistent unit of measure.

### Keywords

• Volume - The amount of 3-dimensional space something takes up is called its volume.

• Cubic centimetre - A cubic centimetre is volume that is made by a cube that is 1 centimetre on each edge.

• Cubic metre - A cubic metre is volume that is made by a cube that is 1 metre on each edge.

Base 10 blocks are a useful representation to help pupils visualise the dimensions of cubic centimetres and metres.
Teacher tip

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
How many faces does a cuboid have?
Q2.
What is the name of the 3D shape with 6 square faces?
Q3.
Which of these is a standard unit of measure?
hands
cubes
Q4.
True or false: objects with different masses always have different volume.
True
Q5.
What is 16 × 5 =
Q6.
What is 38 × 9 =

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Which of these images show a cubic centimetre?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q2.
Each cube in the image above is one cubic centimetre. What is the correct way to write the volume of this shape?
6 cubes
6 cm
6 cm
6 cm\$\$^2\$\$
Q3.
Each cube in the image above is one cubic centimetre. What is the volume of this shape? cm\$\$^3\$\$