Y5 Mathematics

Year 5 Compare Volume

This Year 5 Compare Volume lesson covers the prior learning of calculating volume before moving onto the main skill of comparing and ordering different solid shapes based on their volume.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the steps here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective

Mathematics Year 5: (5M8) Estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]

Mathematics Year 5: (5M9a) Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of calculating volume, before moving onto the main skill of compare volume. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of calculating volume before moving onto the main skill of comparing and ordering different solid shapes based on their volume.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 What is Volume? Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of volume and capacity in millilitres and volume in centimetres cubed.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of compare volume.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Compare Volume Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of comparing and ordering solid shapes by their volume.

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Extension

This compare volume extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the compare volume lesson.

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This Year 5 Compare Volume Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils’ understanding of ordering and comparing the volume of solid shapes.