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Capacity Problems

In this activity children are challenged to solve a range of problems relating to capacity in a meaningful context. Children choose a card from a series of cards with capacities indicated on them. They then work in pairs or small groups to discuss how they can create the quantity by using three containers of differing sizes: 1.35L, 900ml and 330ml. They may have to combine multiple bottles, or use the difference between the capacities to reach the value on the card.

Provided by mathsticks the activity includes an explanatory sheet, a set of 15 differentiated problem cards and possible solutions.

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