Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Measurement - ‘The Container’

Nets, Measurement, Area, Volume, Capacity and Mass

‘Extreme Maths’* Rotation - Task Three - students had to construct cubes in order to conceptualise the relationship between Area, Volume, Capacity and Mass as well as displaying measurement skills with a focus on accuracy.
We first looked at nets and a range of area and volume concepts
The task was to create a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm  cube (container)

If correctly constructed, with accurate measurements the container should hold 1 litre of water.
Area, Volume, Capacity and Weight
·       10 x 10 Surface area of one face  100cm2  (Area)
       10 x 10 x 10  = 1000cm3    (10 cubed-  Volume)
·    1000cm3  =   1000ml    (Capacity)
·    1000ml = 1L  (conversion)
·    1000ml of water = 1000gms  (1 Kg)   (Mass)

We then tested our containers to confirm the above measurement facts.

*Extreme maths provides students with practical activities the require mathematical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Within each challenge students will receive needs based clinics and moment in time Teaching.

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