Videos, examples, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 3 students learn how to decompose a liter to reason about the size of 1 liter, 100 milliliters, 10 milliliters, and 1 milliliter.
Common Core Standards: 3.NBT.2, 3.MD.2, 3.NBT.8
New York State Common Core Math Grade 3, Module 2, Lesson 9
Which holds more water, a swimming pool or a glass? A swimming pool!
Which holds more water, a swimming pool or a bathtub? A swimming pool!
Which holds the least amount of water, a swimming pool, a bathtub, or a glass?
A glass holds the least amount of water.
The amount of liquid a container holds is called its capacity. The glass has the smallest capacity because it holds the least amount of water.
The amount of water inside a bottle measures 1 liter. A liter is a unit we use to measure amounts of liquid. To abbreviate the word liter use a capital L.
1 liter (L)= 1000 milliliters (ml)
Part 1: Compare the capacities of containers with different shapes and sizes.
Part 2: Decompose 1 liter.
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