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8.11 Order and compare capacity

Lesson

Are you ready?

Remembering how to order numbers can help us in this lesson. Let's try this problem to practice. 

Order these numbers from smallest to largest.

  1. $92,22,29$92,22,29

    $\editable{},\editable{},\editable{}$,,

  2. $516,156,561$516,156,561

    $\editable{},\editable{},\editable{}$,,

Learn

This video looks at how to order objects using capacity. 

Apply

We want to order these three cups from largest capacity to smallest capacity.

Cup $1$1 Cup $2$2 Cup $3$3
Capacity $=$= $337$337 mL Capacity $=$= $630$630 mL Capacity $=$= $136$136 mL
  1. Which of these cups has the largest capacity?

    Cup $1$1

    A

    Cup $2$2

    B

    Cup $3$3

    C

    Cup $1$1

    A

    Cup $2$2

    B

    Cup $3$3

    C
  2. Which of these cups has the second largest capacity?

    Cup $3$3

    A

    Cup $1$1

    B

    Cup $2$2

    C

    Cup $3$3

    A

    Cup $1$1

    B

    Cup $2$2

    C
  3. Which of these cups has the smallest capacity?

    Cup $3$3

    A

    Cup $1$1

    B

    Cup $2$2

    C

    Cup $3$3

    A

    Cup $1$1

    B

    Cup $2$2

    C

 

Remember!

The capacity of an object is how much it can hold.

To put objects into order you must compare them first.

 

Outcomes

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