This week in maths we have had lots of fun exploring mass and capacity!
We started the week by weighing and comparing mass. The boys and girls at home were super creative and made their own scales – some of them even became the scales.
We then moved onto exploring capacity – the children at school used coloured water to fill and pour into different sized containers. It was lovely to hear them using some brilliant vocabulary such as “full” and “nearly empty”. The children thought that the small container had the most water because it was the most full. We put this to the test and discovered that this was not in fact true – it was most full but it did not have the biggest capacity.
Some children at home made some similar discoveries.
Ivy carried out a similar investigation. “At first she said the tall glass had the most but she explained that the bowl had the most after we had measured ‘because it is very wide’.”
Dana also “discovered that full doesn’t always mean the most when there are different sized containers to compare.”
Yesterday, we thought about filling boxes/containers. We found many objects small enough to fit in our box. We then had a competition to see who could fit the most in one box.
The children at school realised that you could fit most in the box when we used the smallest objects. The children at home agreed. Ellen managed to fit 22 objects in her box!
Well done everyone for another fantastic week of home learning.