Mathematics / Year 1 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units (ACMMG019)

Elaborations
  • understanding that in order to compare objects, the unit of measurement must be the same size
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Volume (Dimensions),  Length,  Informal units

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Learning area Mathematics
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Sites2See – measurement for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive and print resources for Measurement topics in K-6 Mathematics.

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Measuring familiar things

Explore the attributes of familiar items. Make direct comparisons of these items based on length, mass (heaviness) or capacity (volume, or how much something holds). Use appropriate everyday language to describe the comparisons made. Use uniform informal units to measure items. Tell the time to the hour and half-hour using ...

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What holds the most?

Flynn and Dodly are going on a camping adventure. Watch how they measure the capacity of different containers. Which container will hold the most? 'Dodly the Adventurer' needs a container to put all his precious rocks in. Can you find a container big enough?

Teacher resource

reSolve: Authentic Problems: Target Ball

This sequence of four lessons explores the relationship between an informal unit of measure and what is being measured using the context of designing a game of 'Target Ball'. Students work in groups to collect data on how far their chose ball rolls, using a cut-out foot as an informal unit of measure. They represent and ...

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Treasure Map | Peg + Cat

Peg and Cat show how to measure when looking for buried treasure! See how they measure using informal units and solve problems along the way.

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Volumes and surface areas

Take two differently shaped containers, for example, a tall, skinny cylinder and a short wide one. Which one will hold more beads? The result may surprise you! It's all about capacity. Two containers with the same surface area can have very different shapes and sizes, so they can have different volumes and hold different ...

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Informal units

This is a short colourful animation, with audio commentary, about using informal units to measure length. The animation demonstrates three examples of uniform informal measurement: hands measuring a desk, shoes measuring a room and toothpicks measuring a book. The narrator counts the number of informal units measured, and ...

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How many potatoes tall is Elmo?

NFL footballer Drew Bees and Elmo discuss how to measure length. Drew does his best to measure Elmo using a potato, a tube of toothpaste and a football as the units of measure. He also measures Elmo in inches using a ruler. For each unit of measure, find out how tall Elmo is.

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Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

Teacher resource

Farm animals - unit 4

This is a teacher resource that contains a program outline, student activities, and links to images and videos relevant to teaching primary students about farm animals that are raised for food and fibre, with a particular focus on livestock needs and farming technologies. The program outline and supporting documents can ...

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Water for life

This is a unit of work about the importance of water. Intended for the early years and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Ways we use water; Where our water comes from; Carrying water; Sharing a precious resource; and Wonderful water. The activities ...