# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Units of volume (4)

In a Year 2 mathematics lesson from Max Maths, students are learning about units of volume, specifically how to convert between millilitres and litres. A practical example is given to help them understand the concept: a fuel can contains 2,400 millilitres of water. The students are taught to break down this volume into litres and millilitres. They learn that 1,000 millilitres make up 1 litre, so 2,400 millilitres can be divided into 2,000 millilitres (which is equivalent to 2 litres) and the remaining 400 millilitres. Consequently, the volume of water in the fuel can is expressed as 2 litres and 400 millilitres, providing a clear illustration of the relationship between the two units of measurement.

The lesson continues by exploring volumes that are either greater than or less than 1 litre, using everyday examples to solidify understanding. Students are shown that a container of paint has a volume greater than 1 litre, indicating that it contains more than 1,000 millilitres of liquid. In contrast, a soft drink and coffee are presented as having volumes less than 1 litre, which means each contains less than 1,000 millilitres. These comparisons are designed to help students visualise different volumes and become comfortable with estimating and comparing capacities in both millilitres and litres.