Mathematics / Year 2 / Measurement

Curriculum content descriptions

identify, describe and demonstrate quarter, half, three-quarter and full measures of turn in everyday situations (AC9M2M05)

Elaborations
  • identifying things that turn in the school environment; for example, the handle on a tap or a door, the dial or switch on a piece of equipment; identifying a half turn and a full turn, drawing a diagram and labelling it with arrows to show the direction and amount of turn
  • giving and following instructions to move during an activity; for example, demonstrating and describing half, quarter and full turns in a choreographed dance
  • investigating hands turning on a clock and relating quarter, half and full hours to angles and the language of clockwise or anti-clockwise
  • giving or following directions to locate an object in the room, or provide a pathway through a grid, such as programming a robot, referring to quarter, half, three-quarter and full turns
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Angles

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