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Mathematics / Year 6 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Connect decimal representations to the metric system (ACMMG135)

Elaborations
  • recognising the equivalence of measurements such as 1.25 metres and 125 centimetres
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Decimals,  SI units

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Monumental measurement mess ups

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Multiplication of decimals by a whole number

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Subtracting decimals

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Converting decimals to percentages

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