10. Measurement

Lesson

Remembering how to order numbers can help us in this lesson.

Order these numbers from largest to smallest.

671, \, 167, \, 617

Worked Solution

Idea summary

When we use place value to order numbers, always start with the far left digit which has the highest place value.

This video looks at how to order objects using capacity.

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

a

Which of these cups has the largest capacity?

A

Cup 1

B

Cup 2

C

Cup 3

Worked Solution

b

Which of these cups has the second largest capacity?

A

Cup 3

B

Cup 1

C

Cup 2

Worked Solution

c

Which of these cups has the smallest capacity?

A

Cup 3

B

Cup 1

C

Cup 2

Worked Solution

Idea summary

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

To put objects in order, we must compare them first. When comparing capacity, they should have the same units.