Capacity

While learning about capacity, the children grabbed as many objects from a basket as one hand could hold. They counted how many objects they had in their hand and wrote the number on a stickee. There were 3 different baskets of objects to use. 

We then gathered our data (stickees) and displayed it to show the number of objects grabbed from different children’s hands. We reflected on our findings and discussed why the numbers were bigger for the cubes and smaller for the fruit. We came up with 2 possible reasons. People’s hand sizes are different and the size of the objects are different.
In the end, I explained that the number with the most stickees in each group might be what most kindergarten children can grab in one hand. (I hesitate to say this in case I am wrong but…Is this like the law of probability?)

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