Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a blog post published on July 28th 2017
Teaching Volume and Capacity in Year 1 from Maths — No Problem! Textbook 1B, Chapter 18 – Volume and Capacity
We decided to save volume and capacity for the final weeks of the term. After two terms and five weeks of learning, both children and adults in the classroom were starting to get a little… tired!
We hoped opportunities for practical work and group discussion would allow for a successful maths lesson with 30 slightly grumpy six-year-olds! This proved to be the case and provided us with both challenges and learning opportunities.
Following are three struggles and three successes we encountered when teaching this challenging topic.