Y5 Mathematics

Year 5 Estimate Volume

This Year 5 Estimate Volume lesson covers the prior learning of compare volume before moving onto the main skill of estimating the volume of given objects.

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: (5N6) Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
Mathematics Year 5: (5M8) Estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of compare volume, before moving onto the main skill of estimate 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.

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Video Tutorial

In this Estimate Volume and Capacity Video Tutorial, Ivan explains how to estimate the volume of shapes and how to consider the capacity of containers.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of compare volume before moving onto the main skill of estimating the volume of given objects.

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Full Step

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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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Full Step

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 Estimating Volume Adventure Game checks pupils' understanding of estimating volumes of containers.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Estimate Volume Matching Game checks pupils' understanding of estimating and calculating volume of different shapes.

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Extension

Extension

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

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 5 Estimate Volume Maths Challenge checks pupils' understanding of estimating the volume of shapes within a problem solving context.