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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Compare masses of objects using balance scales (ACMMG038)

  • using balance scales to determine whether the mass of different objects is more, less or about the same, or to find out how many marbles are needed to balance a tub of margarine or a carton of milk
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Mass,  Balance scales

Interactive Resource

Sites2See – measurement for primary

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

Teacher resource

reSolve: Algebra - Equivalence

This sequence of two lessons builds students' understanding of equivalence as balance. The equals sign is used to indicate the same value on both sides of an equation. Students develop their understanding of equivalence by looking at balancing scales with blocks of different weights. Each lesson is outlined in detail including ...


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 ...


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 ...