Lesson Plan

Which Holds More?

Fill ‘em up! This lesson teaches students to compare how much different containers can hold. Get ready for some overflowing fun!
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Learning Objectives

Students will compare which container holds more.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Take out two cups of different sizes. Show students the snap cubes. Tell them that you are going to fill each cup with snap cubes. Ask which cup they think will hold more.
  • Have students turn and talk to a partner to share which cup they think will hold more.

Beginning

  • Have students point to the container they think will hold more.

Intermediate

  • Have students use the sentence frame: "I think the __ ___ ___ ______ __ ___ ___ ______ holds more."