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

In a Year 2 mathematics lesson from Max Maths, students are introduced to the concept of volume with a focus on understanding units of measurement, specifically litres and millilitres. One of the exercises presents a practical scenario where there are 2,400 millilitres (ml) of water in a fuel can. The children are asked to convert this volume into litres and millilitres. Through a step-by-step breakdown, they learn that 2,400 ml is equivalent to 2 litres (l) and 400 ml, since 1,000 ml make up 1 litre. Therefore, the volume of water in the can is expressed as 2 l 400 ml, combining both units for a clearer understanding of the measurement.

The lesson continues with examples that encourage students to compare volumes relative to the benchmark of 1 litre. They are shown different containers, such as a paint can and bottles of soft drink and coffee, and are asked to determine whether the volume of each is greater than or less than 1 litre. This comparative approach helps to reinforce the concept of volume and the relationship between litres and millilitres, enabling the children to visualise and better grasp the idea of capacity in everyday objects.