# capacity

## Collection by Perrin

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Kids have a lot of misconceptions about capacity, and they can really only be cleared up through hands-on exploration. Sadly, I don't think they get opportunities for this like we did when we were kids. Instead of playing in a sand box or with cups and bowls in the bathtub, kids are playing with iPads and Wii's. And so many districts (mine included) are taking away sand and water tables from kindergarten, in favor of more "rigor." Because of this, kids are not building the schema necessary…

I know from my Facebook question a few weeks ago that many (many!) of you are preschool and Kindergarten teachers. While I am loving being home with my own little ones right now, I still get the itch to be in the classroom. To plan centers, and add neat things to encourage little ones to...Read More »

Capacity exploration

Exploring capacity by filling cups with flannels and sponges.

We recently started a study on measurement for math. We started with capacity. We have already completed a mitten capacity investigation ....

Working out the capacity of containers by measuring the different number of spoonfuls to fill each one.

Estimating the number of cubes it takes to fill each container, then fill and count to check.