Mathematics / Year 4 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume (ACMMG290)

Elaborations
  • comparing areas using grid paper
  • comparing volume using centicubes
  • recognising that metric units are not the only units used throughout the world, for example measuring the area of floor space using tatami mats (Japan), using squares for room and house area (Australia)
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Square metres

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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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Cubirocks are measured!

Help three cuboid characters to estimate the volume of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: small, 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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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

MoneySmart: How much love can fit into a shoebox?

This is a year 4 mathematics unit of work about preparing a 'shoebox of love', a gift-filled shoebox to be sent to a child in need. The unit is intended to take about 11 hours of teaching and learning time. It consists of an introduction, seven student activities and teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Authentic Problems: 10000 Centicubes

This sequence of four lessons integrates content in number and measurement to deepen students' understanding and confidence working with larger numbers. Students work flexibly with numbers up to 10 000 as they determine suitable dimensions for a container that can hold 10 000 centicubes. They are challenged to plan, construct ...

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Measurement: past and present - years 4 and 5

This is a website providing guided research activities to extend students' knowledge about familiar metric units, their relationships with superseded Australian units and units from Asian cultures. The focus is on units of length, area, volume/capacity, mass and temperature. The resource includes a glossary of units of ...

Teacher resource

Let's compare - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can explore the concept of area using the learning objects L139 'Area counting with Coco', L384 'Finding the area of rectangles' and L383 'Finding the area of compound shapes'. Students then use 'Select a measure tool' and maps in the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, ...

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Using a range of resources

In a year 4/5 Mathematics class, a teacher engages students at a remote Australian school in complex learning activities and tasks involving measurement and geometry. After establishing the mathematical concept to be explored, the teacher outlines a scenario that requires her students to adopt specific roles, use a range ...

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Managing students' learning

Here the teacher demonstrates her vision for collaborative learning in her year 4/5 class. The students have been provided with a practical scenario to test their understanding of how to measure volume as part of their Mathematics learning. The teacher creates a group based learning activity that intentionally mixes up ...

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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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Starting Smart: how can I improve the accuracy of estimation?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of supporting resources for the primary years, focusing on reviewing students' knowledge and skills in measuring and estimating quantities and ordering numbers. Activities assist students to develop their knowledge of standard measurement units and to ...