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, 2018

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