# Mathematics / Foundation / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (ACMMG006)

Elaborations
• comparing objects directly, by placing one object against another to determine which is longer or by pouring from one container into the other to see which one holds more
• using suitable language associated with measurement attributes, such as ‘tall’ and ‘taller’, ‘heavy’ and ‘heavier’, ‘holds more’ and ‘holds less’
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
• Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Volume (Dimensions),  Length,  Mass

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