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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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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The Metrix: length 1

Measure the lengths of cable required to repair a broken tile on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: capacity 1

Fill the cargo hold of the Metrix spacecraft with the required volume of cargo. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: decimals: area 1

Measure the required size of a solar panel to replace a damaged one on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: decimals: capacity

Select the appropriate air tank for your spacewalk so you can repair a damaged tile on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: new planet: decimals

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on its mission to a new planet. Use the metric measurement tables for length, area and volume, plus your knowledge of decimal numbers, to help you make decisions about the spacecraft's launch, flight and landing. (For example, convert 350 cm2 to m2 to select a solar panel to replace the one ...

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The Metrix: length 2

Replace a reflective tile of the required thickness on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: comet: decimals

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on a mission to collect valuable minerals from the dust of a comet's tail. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. The decisions you make will impact the success of the mission. (For example, to capture mineral ...

Teacher resource

Measuring the distance on a map - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can explore unit conversions for length and distance using the learning objects L10871 'The Metrix: length 1' and L10872 'The Metrix: length 2'. They then use 'Select a measure tool' and maps in the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore measurement and scaling.

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The Metrix: metric table

Complete the missing information in the metric measurement table for units of length. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: comet

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on a mission to collect valuable minerals from the dust of a comet's tail. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. The decisions you make will impact the success of the mission. (For example, to ensure a successful launch, select the ...

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Wishball: thousandths

Test your understanding of decimal place value with numbers that include thousandths. Receive a starting number, such as 3.569, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7.832. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. ...

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Design your own school

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for two regions (playgrounds and classrooms) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional six regions, using percentages of your choice. Observe the number line displaying equivalent fractions for the percentages ...

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The Metrix: mass

Measure the mass of a drinking water container required to fit into the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The foul food maker: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains how the use of simple words can describe the likelihood of everyday events. How likely is an event: certain, likely, equal chance, unlikely or certainly not? Answer some questions using these words and then build your own examples. Learn how to describe ...

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The Metrix: capacity 2

Add the amount of explosive powder required to ignite the Metrix spacecraft, to its fuel tank. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 tools within the series.

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School canteen: best buy: level 1

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and boxes of sultanas. Notice that the unit prices are different for packs of different sizes. Perform basic calculations to work out how many packs you will need, and which available pack size will be the cheapest. ...

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Playground percentages

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a school. Assign regions on a 10x10 grid for different uses such as a playground, canteen, car park or lawn. Calculate the percentage of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent fractions.

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School canteen: estimate and check: level 2

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and sesame bars. Notice that unit prices vary depending on the multiples in which items are sold. Look at the shopping list and check the prices and package sizes from the price catalogues of two traders. Estimate which ...

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Hopper: hundredths

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of hundredths to a starting number. For example, 1.72 + (11 x 0.07) = 2.49. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing ...