Great Lesson Ideas on measures in primary maths - children have to estimate the volume of puddles, make muffins and concoct magic potions!

At Cuffley School, Year 2 estimate the volume of water contained in a variety of different sized bottles. At The Wroxham School, Year 4 are making muffins, using scales to accurately follow the recipe. Whose muffins will be judged best, and why?

Back at Cuffley School, Year 3's teacher has turned herself into a witch! Her class measure different volumes of coloured potions accurately to make up a litre of their very own magic potion.


  • capacitypuddles.doc
  • measures.doc

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Created: May 22, 2010

Updated: Feb 22, 2014

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    user avatarKirLee2 years agoreport

    This has given me so many ideas. Thank you!

  • 5

    Brilliant resource thanks!

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    This is a brilliant resource!! I had been feeling my maths lessons were getting a bit stale and this has given me some great ideas - thank you!

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    user avatarcarly114 years agoreport

    Thankyou so much for the video in particular! I adapted the witch's potion idea for a year 5 lesson on calculating fractions of numbers. I gave the children potion sheets with 5 fractions on. They had to work out the fractions of 500ml and then make the potion.