Topic Fifteen: Liquid Volume and Mass

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Desired Results

Transfer:
Standards for Mathematical Practices
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Established Goals:
3.MD.2 Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams 9g0, kilograms (kg0, and liters (l0. Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with measurement scale) to represent the problem.

Student I Can Statements:
  • I can estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of measure (grams, kilograms, and liters)
  • I can measure liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of measure (grams, kilograms, and liters)
  • I can use a drawing to represent one-step word problems involving masses or volumes.
  • I can solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Prerequisite Standards:
2.MD.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

2.MD.2 Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.

2.MD.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

2.MD.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.

3.OA.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement problems.
Big Ideas:

Measurement
Some attributes of objects are measurable and can be quantified using unit amounts.

Practices, Processes, and Proficiencies
Mathematics content and practices can be applied to solve problems.
Essential Questions:
  • Why does "what" we measure influence "how" we measure?
  • Why display data in different ways?
  • What are the customary units for measuring capacity and weight?
  • What are the metric units for measuring capacity and mass?
Students will know...
  • Capacity is a measure of the amount of liquid a container can hold.
  • Mass is a measure of the quantity of matter in an object.
  • The weight of an object is a measure of how heavy an object is.
  • Information in a problem can often be shown using a picture or diagram and used to understand and solve the problem. Some problems can be solved by writing and completing a number sentence or equation.

Vocabulary:
  • capacity
  • cup
  • pint
  • quart
  • gallon
  • milliliter
  • liter
  • mass
  • gram
  • kilogram
  • weight
  • ounce
  • pound
  • ton

Students will be skilled at...
  • selecting an appropriate unit and tool, estimate, and measure in cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.
  • classifying objects which hold about a cup, a pint, a quart, or a gallon.
  • selecting an appropriate unit and tool, estimate, and measure in milliliters and liters.
  • classifying objects which hold about a milliliter or a liter.
  • selecting an appropriate unit and tool, estimate, and measure in grams and kilograms.
  • classifying objects which weigh about one gram or one kilogram.
  • selecting an appropriate unit and tool, estimate, and measure in ounces, pounds, and tons.
  • classifying objects which weight about an ounce, a pound, or a ton.
  • solving problems involving units of capacity and mass by drawing a picture to solve the problem.

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Learning Plan

Learning Activities:

15-1 Capacity is a measure of the amount of liquid a container can hold.
15-2 Capacity is a measure of the amount of liquid a container can hold.
15-3 Mass is a measure of the quantity of matter in an object.
15-4 The weight of an object is a measure of how heavy an object is.
15-5 Information in a problem can often be shown using a picture or diagram and used to understand and solve the problem. Some problems can be solved by writing and completing a number sentence or equation.
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Online Volume Game