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Math: Volume for Elementary Level

These sites provide basic level information on volume and capacity. Learn about a concept of volume and measuring volume/capacity. Includes teaching ideas, games, and lesson plans. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Math: Customary or Standard Measurement.


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Watch Tim and Moby explain about mass and weight. This is a good introduction for students to learn what the volume is. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
This page has suggested ideas on how to use cooking as a way to teach students about volume and measurement. Includes discussion questions for each activity.
A three-page pdf has suggested activities for parents to help children to learn about measuring volume and mass. This activities can be adapted to use in a classroom as well.
Practice reading volume and capacity.
Read some suggested ideas shared by teachers on how to teach elementary students about volume. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This page has measuring units commonly used in the U.S. There are also games that students can play to learn about converting different volume units. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This activity idea helps students learn about using graduated cylinders to measure volume.
This lesson plan has a hand-on activity and a worksheet for students to learn to measure and calculate volume. NOTE: This site contains ads.
A four-page pdf lesson plan has an activity for students to measure, estimate, and calculate volume and capacity.
These sites have information on the customary system of measurement used in the United States. There are several online games and quizzes, some lesson plans, and many practice questions. There are links to eThemes Resources on time, temperature, and the metric system.

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