Introduction to Volume

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introduction of volume

Learning Objectives

Students would be able to represent and find the volume of given objects and solids. 

Activity 1: Using Dienes Blocks

Dienes blocks can be easily used to introduce the concept of volume. We know that 1 Tens = 10 Ones so kids can be actually asked to play with the blocks and see the capacity of a box in terms of ones and tens blocks. The same can be done with hundreds blocks. Every time the unit of the volume calculated will change accordingly. Multiple examples can be taken for practice. 

Activity 2: Using Jugs and Mugs

The concept of how many mugs into a jug/tub can be easily used to make the child learn about the concept of units of volume and how the volume of different containers vary. Different comparisons can be taken and kids can be asked to try multiple times for better understanding. 

Activity 3: Storytelling

The best way to use real-life mathematics in the classroom is to discuss situations/stories which are related to that particular concept. Word problems related to finding the volume and its actual application in daily life can be quite exciting for kids. Ask the kids to be the budding builders or design their dream playbox, all under the concept of volume.