# Max Maths, Year 2, Try it, Units of volume

In a practical exercise designed for Year 2 students, the task is to identify and write down the volume of liquid present in a series of measuring cylinders. The activity is a hands-on approach to understanding units of volume and how to read measurements from a cylinder. Each cylinder is marked with scales indicating volume in millilitres (ml) and litres (l), and the students are expected to observe the level of liquid and record the corresponding volume. The volumes vary across the cylinders, some with smaller amounts like 5 ml, 10 ml, 15 ml, and 25 ml, while others contain larger quantities such as 100 ml, 200 ml, 300 ml, 400 ml, 500 ml, up to 800 ml and even 1 litre.

This exercise is part of the 'Try It' section, which encourages children to apply their knowledge of volume in a practical context. It allows them to become familiar with different measurements and the concept of volume as it relates to liquids. The activity is designed to be interactive and engaging, with clear visual aids to help the children determine the correct volumes. It's an effective way for young learners to grasp the basics of measuring and comparing volumes, an essential skill in both everyday life and their future mathematical education.