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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Describe duration using months, weeks, days and hours (ACMMG021)

Elaborations
  • describing the duration of familiar situations such as ‘how long is it until we next come to school?’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Time units,  Elapsed time

Interactive Resource

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 time informally and reading clocks

Dodly is getting ready for a very special occasion tomorrow. How will he fill in his time? How long does he have to wait? And what is his special occasion? With Dodly, Flynn and the Flying GIrl, investigate different ways of measuring time and discover how to read analogue and digital clocks.

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What's in a year?

You may know of the four seasons. In the southern parts of Australia the year is often divided up into spring, summer, autumn and winter. But what about other parts of Australia? Find out what seasons they have in northern Australia. See how the year is divided into months and shown as a calendar. You'll also see how many ...

Teacher resource

A year on a farm

This resource is a 50 page pdf integrated inquiry unit, for junior primary students, exploring farm life and farm produce. It uses the five stage inquiry model to sequence activities on the importance of measuring time in farm production. Topics explored are: how do farmers grow animals and crops?; how are these processed ...

Interactive resource

Wake up, Pup: analogue and digital

Help Mia and Jack take Pup for a walk. Put analogue clocks showing on-the-half-hour times in the correct order. Match the times on the digital clocks with those on the analogue clocks. Match the time words to the clocks. Put pictures in the correct sequence and match them to the clocks. Watch as Mia and Jack wake up and ...

Interactive resource

Wake up, Pup: analogue

Help Mia and Jack take Pup for a walk. Put pictures of Pup’s morning in the correct sequence. Place the clocks showing on-the-half-hour times in order and match them to the pictures. Match the time words to the clocks. Watch as Mia and Jack wake up and exercise their puppy as time passes. This learning object is a one in ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Farming and the seasons (the farming story) - unit 2

This is a teacher resource that contains items for planning lessons about farming life and the seasons. It contains a simple program outline and supporting documents that can be downloaded or printed for students, including a story map broken into seasons, a table of farm activities and suitable clothes by season, a tree ...

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 3: Measurement and Geometry: time - teacher guide

This is a 20-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to the units of time and how to measure time. Time between events, time lines and timetables are considered. A brief history of the development of these concepts concludes the module.

Teacher resource

Primary mathematics: games, simulations and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'games, simulations and modelling' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use games, ...

Teacher resource

Time (to the quarter hour)

These resources and tasks focus on student’s ability to read analogue clocks and apply their understanding. They explore analogue clock faces and take part in problem-solving investigations involving telling time to the quarter hour.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Time tools: 12-hour to the half hour

Explore time by using the clock controls to change and match the times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore the features of 12-hour clocks. Match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. Play a game and find the matching time cards in the smallest number of possible tries. This learning object is one in a ...