Mathematics / Year 2 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (ACMMG037)

Elaborations
  • comparing lengths using finger length, hand span or a piece of string
  • comparing areas using the palm of the hand or a stone
  • comparing capacities using a range of containers
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Area,  Volume (Dimensions),  Length,  Informal units

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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?

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Measuring length informally

How do we measure how big something is? Flynn and Dodley want to see who has the bigger toy bus. Which bus is taller, wider, longer? Flynn models how to measure his bus using sticks so he can make a garage for his 'magic' bus. The Flying girl and others also do some measuring.

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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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Volume

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that describes volume, or capacity, in terms of the amount of liquid a container can hold. It demonstrates how the volumes of three objects can be determined and ordered by comparing how many cups of water it takes to fill each one. The resource can be paused and restarted ...

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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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The array: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for solving simple multiplications in your head such as 6x4. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to break up numbers into their factors. Solve multiplications by using arrays to break them up into rows and columns, then ...

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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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Mass

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that defines mass and lists some of the words that are commonly used to describe the mass of an object, including 'heavy' and 'light'. Using these words, the resource categorises objects and compares their masses relative to each other. The resource poses questions and ...

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Geoboard

This iPad app is a tool to create line segments, vertices and polygons using coloured bands on a pegboard. There are two board sizes - a standard 25-peg board and a 150-peg board that allows a greater number and diversity of configurations. The bands come in eight colours and the shapes created can be filled with a transparent ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: how can I use measurement relationships to solve problems? - year 2

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of resources developed to extend year 2 students' knowledge and understanding of comparing and measuring different attributes of objects. The package includes seven detailed lesson plans to establish students' current knowledge and learning needs. The ...

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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 ...