M&G3.2 Students fill a designated container or indicate to a teacher when a container is full (e.g. fills a cup).

Syllabus Outcomes
Syllabus Outcomes

Early Stage 1 Outcome 2012

MES1.3 Compares the capacity of containers and the volume of objects or substances using direct comparison. 

WMES1.2 Uses objects, actions, imagery, technology and/or trial and error to explore mathematical problems (Applying Strategies)

WMES1.3 Describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials, and informal recordings (Communicating)

WMES1.5 Links mathematical ideas and makes connections with, and generalisations about, existing knowledge and understanding in relation to Early Stage 1 content (Reflecting)

 

Early Stage 1 Outcome 2015

Mae-1WM Describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials and informal recordings.

Mae-11MG Describes and compares the capacities and the volumes of objects or substances using everyday language. 

 

Life Skills 7-10 Outcome 2015

MALS -1WM Responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding.

MALS-3WM Uses reasoning to recognise mathematical relationships.

MALS-28MG Selects and uses units to estimate and measure volume and capacity.

 

HSC Life Skills 11-12 Outcomes 2007 

6.1 Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the attributes of size, shape, length, mass, temperature, area and volume.

6.2 Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and use of measurement units and tools for length, mass, temperature, area and volume.

6.5 Estimates and calculates quantities

 

Framework Indicators


  • Places an amount within a designated container.
  • Fills a designated container, going beyond the capacity.
  • Fills a designated container staying within the capacity.
  • WM Pour a cup of water in a directed activity or indicate to teacher when to stop pouring.

Teacher Language

 

Give an instruction

‘Now it is your turn’.

‘We are going to fill the container. Tell me when to stop pouring’.

 

Make a statement

‘I am going to put some …. in this container’.

‘Look. I have put too much …. in this container’.

‘The container is full’.

 

Ask a question

‘What could we put in this container?’

‘Is the container full?’

 

Correction/prompt

‘Have we poured too much …..?’

‘Do we need to put/pour more?’

When carrying out any of the following teaching activities it will be necessary to use different levels of support as indicated in the guidelines table at the beginning of Number. Fade this support as the student works towards developing independence.

 

Places an amount within a designated container

The aim of this activity is to encourage the student to place any amount of a substance such as rice, water or sand within a designated container. Teacher asks ‘SN, what could we put in this container? I am going to put some rice in this container’. Teacher models and repeats for all substances putting differing amounts of each substance into the containers. Teacher states ‘SN, I am putting some sand/water/rice in this container’. Teacher then states ‘SN, now it is your turn’.

 

Fills a designated container, going beyond the capacity

The aim of this activity is to encourage the student to place an amount of a substance such as rice, water or sand within a designated container going beyond its capacity. Teacher states ‘SN, I am going to put some rice in this container’.  Teacher models and deliberately goes beyond the capacity of the container. Teacher states ‘SN, look. I have put too much rice in the container’. Teacher repeats for all substances.  Teacher then states ‘SN, now it is your turn’. 

 

Fills designated container staying within the capacity

The aim of this activity is to encourage the students to fill a designated container with a substance such as rice, water or sand. Teacher models by filling one container to its capacity. Teacher touches the full container and says ‘SN, this container is full’. The activity is repeated. The teacher states ‘SN, we are going to fill this container, tell me when to stop pouring’. Teacher then states ‘SN, now it is your turn’. The student would be encouraged to fill containers to their capacity. During this activity the student may need to be prompted.  ‘Have we poured too much? Do we need to pour more?’

 

Websites

Websites that contain resources, games or activities that could be used to support this goal include:

 


Suggested Apps

 

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