Mathematics / Year 3 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity (ACMMG061)

Elaborations
  • recognising the importance of using common units of measurement
  • recognising and using centimetres and metres, grams and kilograms, and millilitres and litres
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Volume (Dimensions),  Length,  Mass,  Kilograms,  Metres

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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 ...

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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Centimetres

This is a colourful animation with audio commentary about centimetres. The resource introduces the centimetre by closely examining a one-metre ruler and breaking it down into 100 centimetres. A simple visual showing the centimetre as smaller than a piece of gum but larger than an ant is presented and then two objects, a ...

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Make a cake: measure ingredients

Sarah is following a recipe. There are some different units of measure used in the recipe. Watch the video to see what these measurement words are. How much of each ingredient is needed? How are the ingredients combined to make the cake?

Teacher resource

reSolve: Authentic Problems: Bottle Flipping

This sequence of four lessons explores fractions and statistical reasoning through conducting a series of fair tests to answer the question 'What fraction of a bottle needs to be filled with water to be the best for bottle flipping?'. The lessons focus on building understanding of fractions and collecting, organising and ...

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MoneySmart: The house of needs and wants

This is a unit of work integrating aspects of the mathematics, English and science curriculums around planning a school breakfast. The unit was written for year 3 and is intended to take about 12 hours. It consists of 11 student activities supported by teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Student activities ...

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High rise living

Who is tall that you know? For a person, what height would you say is tall? In this clip we see what it means to measure the length of something compared to measuring the height of something. Find out the height of the tallest person in the world, measured in centimetres. Compare that to your own height. You'll be amazed ...

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Squirt: two containers

Examine the relationships between capacities of various containers. Look at two containers that may have different diameters, heights and shapes. Fill a container and squirt liquids between the containers to establish the proportional relationship. Express relationships using mathematical notation such as a=6xb. This learning ...

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Squirt: two containers: level 2

Examine the relationships between capacities of containers of different shapes and sizes. Squirt liquids between two containers to establish the proportional relationship. Express relationships using mathematical notation such as a=6xb. This learning object is the second in a series of five objects that progressively increase ...

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Squirt: two containers: level 1

Examine the relationships between capacities of containers of the same shape, but different size. Squirt liquids between two containers to establish the proportional relationship. Express relationships using mathematical notation such as a=6xb. This learning object is the first in a series of five objects that progressively ...

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We have it covered - unit of work

This unit allows students to explore the beginning concepts of area, including the formal units of cm, m, cm sq, and m sq.

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Area and perimeter - unit of work

The unit allows students to explore the beginning concepts of perimeter and area, including the formal units of cm, m, cm sq, and m sq and to learn the differences between these measurements.

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Using 'Area and perimeter' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea relates the experiences of teaching R11472 'Area and perimeter - unit of work' both with students in a regular year 3 class and with others online in a virtual classroom. Through digital resources and hands-on tasks the unit explores the early concepts of perimeter and area, including the introduction ...

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Living on the edge - unit of work

This unit allows students to explore the beginning concepts of perimeter, including the formal units of cm and m.

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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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Drawing a floor plan

How do we know what a house will look like before it is built? Discover how house plans work by looking at the design of a house that Hugo's family is going to build. See how a floor plan shows the room layout. See drawings of what the house will look like from different views.

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Practical Numeracy in the Kitchen and Garden

This resource provides some pick-up-and-go Numeracy activity ideas for kitchen and garden classes. It includes 4 lessons covering the three content strands, Number and algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability, as well as Time.

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Starting Smart: how are measurement units used?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week primary years teaching plan and set of supporting resources to progress students' understanding of measuring using informal units to make accurate measurements expressed as formal units. Students estimate and measure a variety of attributes including length, area, volume, mass ...

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Cubirocks go!

Help three cuboid characters estimate and compare the volumes of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: small, medium-sized or large. Notice that if 8 medium cubes and 27 small cubes fill a large cube that this ratio can be applied to all 'cubirocks'. Use ...

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Cubirocks galore!

Help two cuboid characters to estimate the volume of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: medium-sized or large. Use a measuring cube to help estimate the volume of different 'cubirocks' made up of cubes. Complete a data table. Volumes range from 1 unit ...