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Grade 5 - Shape and Space

Standard 5.SS.4 - Practice finding the appropriate weight of various objects. Understand the approximate scale of different metric units.

Included Skills:

Demonstrate an understanding of capacity by:
describing the relationship between mL and L
selecting and justifying referents for mL or L units
estimating capacity by using referents for mL or L
measuring and recording capacity (mL or L).

Achievement Indicators
Students who have achieved this outcome(s) should be able to:
- Demonstrate that 1000 millilitres is equivalent to 1 litre by filling a 1 litre container using a combination of smaller containers.
- Provide a referent for a litre and explain the choice.
- Provide a referent for a millilitre and explain the choice.
- Determine which capacity unit is represented by a given referent.
- Estimate the capacity of a given container using personal referents.
- Determine the capacity of a given container using materials that take the shape of the inside of the container, e.g., a liquid, rice, sand, beads, and explain the strategy.

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