###### Cubes, Mice and Elephants

Maths turns up in surprising places! This unit explores the intriguing question of why mice get cold more quickly than elephants. In exploring this, we need to understand volume, surface area, and...

###### The Volume of Water

This activity establishes, through practical investigation, the equivalence of millilitres and cubic centimetres. Important Note: Teacher or parent guidance for using these slides can be found in...

###### Volumes of Cuboids

This activity introduces the concept of volume as the space taken up by a solid shape and explores how volumes can be compared by counting cubes. Once we have learned the concepts, we are given an...

###### Capacity Scales

This unit looks at a variety of different scales and develops the skill of reading them, by working out what the intervening marks represent between various numbered marks.The exploration variously...

###### How Big are Cuboids?

This is an open-ended extended exploration designed to be used over multiple weeks. Each section builds on the learning from the previous one but is does not need all to be completed at once. It...

###### How Much Snow Would Fill the Classroom?

Estimate distances, work with volume of cuboids, convert metric volumes - cm3 - litre - m3, measure with metre sticks, minimise sources of error, average using the median, draw diagrams, round...