ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 4

UNDERSTANDING MASS, VOLUME AND CAPACITY

prior to school

EARLY STAGE 1

  • Identifies ‘capacity’ as a measure of the amount of substance a container can hold and ‘volume’ as a measure of the amount of space an object occupies
  • Describes capacity and volume using everyday language, including comparatives
  • Compares and records volumes and capacities using direct comparison
  • Identifies ‘mass’ as a measure of the amount of matter in an object
  • Describes mass using everyday language, including comparatives
  • Compares masses by hefting Records comparisons of mass

 

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