Learning in the great outdoors is always fun and memorable. We were revising our understanding of Capacity and Volume, while using an assortment of containers to solve problems.
The Volume of an object is the amount of space that it takes up. It can be measured in cubic millimeters, centimetres or metres.
Capacity is the amount that a container can hold. It can be measured using millilitres or litres.
I have a great understanding of what millilitres are. I am able to estimate the capacity of different containers.
I found out that the 250ml jug had to be refilled and emptied 16 times to fill the bucket so the bucket has a 4 litre capacity.
We used an A4 sheet of paper to make a tall cylinder and a short wide cylinder. We then filled both cylinders with centicubes. Although the main surface area of both cylinders was the same the capacity was quite different. I now understand that the surface area of a container may look the same but its capacity will be different.
Exploring and investigating in maths is always more fun when you can use your hands and get creative.
We were finding out how many different nets we could make for various 3D shapes. We used different materials to make our nets.
It was also a good way to check the properties of the 3D shapes:
- We looked at the edges, where two faces meet
- We counted the vertexes, where the corners meet
- We counted the faces, the flat or curved surfaces
We even created some unusual shapes with many sides like the pentagonal dodecahedron
and the triangular pyramid prism,
Can you imagine what those two shapes look like?
Footy Fever is in the air. The finals for Aussie Rules Football are only a week away so to add to the fun of Numeracy Week we dressed in our favourite footy team colours and celebrated Footy Day.
We practiced our footy skills and our maths skills. For each Goal scored you earn 6 points and for a behind you score 1 point. We used a pair of dice and challenged someone from an opposing team. We played 4 quarters and calculated our scores. It was a great way to revise our 6 times tables.
After we had played one another we then scored on a ladder for each team. It was a fun maths lesson!
TEAMS GOALS BEHINDS TOTAL
RICHMOND 31 30 216
COLLINGWOOD 25 30 180
CARLTON 17 19 121
HAWTHORN 36 12 228
GEELONG 32 16 208
NORTH MELB. 20 34 154
SYDNEY SWANS 29 17 191
BULLDOGS 33 22 220