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WALT – Comparing capacity through pictures and numbers.

S2S – Think about more and less in relation to numbers and size.





b) What numbers are represented below?

c) What is one more and one less than each number represented above?



We know that capacity refers to the total amount something can hold. We can say one container has more or less capacity than another.


Task - Draw this glass in your books. Now draw a container that would hold more than the glass.




Task - The purple bottle holds 10 glasses of water and the orange bottle holds 15 glasses.

Which bottle holds more?
Which has more capacity?


Task - My brown pencil case holds 20 pencils and Miss Fairburn’s pink pencil case holds 30 pencils.

Which pencil case holds less?
Which pencil case has less capacity?