Developmental Continuum of Growth Points
Measurement – Volume/Capacity

LEVEL 0NE


Have an awareness of the attributes of capacity and its descriptive language  · Use appropriate language of approximation (eg. about, almost, nearly, not quite, just under, a bit under) and comparison (eg. same, near/far, holds more/holds less, too heavy) to describe the capacity of objects

Compare, order and match objects by capacity  · Fill and pack containers and pour from one to the other to informally compare the capacity of containers
· Estimate and compare the capacity of two containers using pouring · Estimate and measure the capacity of containers using informal units; for example, spoonfuls, cups 
LEVEL TWO


Use informal units to measure capacity  · Estimate and measure informally the capacity by making, describing and comparing informal units
· Compare the relative capacity of familiar objects and containers by eye to decide which holds more · Compare two different containers by pouring from one to the other or into two identical containers · Estimate and measure how many identical units fill / pack a container · Use the number of units to compare the capacity of containers 
Uses uniform units appropriately to quantify capacity, assigning number and unit to the measure  · Estimate, describe and compare measurements of capacity using informal units
· Recognise the differences between nonuniform measures and uniform measures · Use the formal unit, litre for capacity 
LEVEL THREE


Use appropriate informal and some formal units to measure volume and capacity  · Estimate and measure volume and capacity using appropriate instruments.
· Know how cubic units pack into a rectangular container · Relate unit size to number of units

LEVEL FOUR


With increasing accuracy use formal units for estimating and measuring volume and capacity  · Understand the decimal structure built into metric measures
· Use measurements to compare things including those they have not directly experienced · Know that for figures the same shape, the greater the length measurement, the greater the volume, but that is not true for different shapes · Understand that volume is measured in cubic units · Understand why the volume of rectangular prisms can be found by multiplying its length dimensions · Partition units to make measurements more accurate · Choose units that are sufficiently small to make the needed comparisons · Use understanding of multiplicative structure built into the metric system to move flexibly between related standard units; for example, Interpret 0.2L mark on a scale as 200ml. · Make realistic estimates and measurements including things they have not actually seen or experienced · Use relationships between measurements to find measures indirectly; for example, knowing that 1ml=1cm³ they can find the volume of an irregular solid in cubic cm by finding how many mL of water it displaces using a capacity cylinder 