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Lesson 9

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the relationship between volume and capacity.
  •  Apply understanding to volume and capacity application problems.

Language Outcome

  • Discuss the context of volume and capacity problems and decide on appropriate diagram, and measurements.
lesson 9
Teaching and Learning activities:  
  1. Write the Lesson and Language Outcomes on the board.
  2. Capacity

    Teacher led discussion on the relationship between volume and capacity.

    1mL is 1 cm3

    therefore 1Litre is 1000cm3

    you can visualise this as a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cube

    cube 10cm

    Also for water, 1Litre weighs 1kg.

Principles 2, 3

Volume and Capacity problems


  • Cut out diagrams and problems.
  • Pair students (native with non-native speaker). Students identify which diagram belongs to each problem. They then transfer key measurements to the diagrams and work out the answer.
Principles 3, 5

Published on: 19 Feb 2018