Mathematics / Year 1 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

Curriculum content descriptions

Describe duration using months, weeks, days and hours (ACMMG021)

Elaborations
  • describing the duration of familiar situations such as ‘how long is it until we next come to school?’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Time units,  Elapsed time

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A year on a farm

This resource is a 50 page pdf integrated inquiry unit, for junior primary students, exploring farm life and farm produce. It uses the five stage inquiry model to sequence activities on the importance of measuring time in farm production. Topics explored are: how do farmers grow animals and crops?; how are these processed ...

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'Dog In, Cat Out' - Time Unit - Calculate

Using the Australian children's book 'Dog In, Cat Out' (written by Gillian Rubinstein and illustrated by Ann James) the lesson sequences and activities in this unit are a way to help children from Foundation to Grade 2 level gain an understanding of the concept of time, its measurement and its numeration.

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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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My special time

Students tell time to the hour and half-hour. They match analog and digital time representations.

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Months of the year

How many months are there in a year? What are they? In what month is your birthday? In Australia, depending on where you live, you can have either four seasons or two. Find out how many seasons there are where you live. What are they? In which months do these seasons occur in?

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Count Us In, Ep 10: How long is a minute?

Dodly is getting ready for a very special occasion tomorrow. How will he fill in his time? How long does he have to wait? And what is his special occasion? With Dodly, Flynn and the Flying GIrl, investigate different ways of measuring time and discover how to read analogue and digital clocks.

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Mixed Up Maths, Ep 3: What's in a year?

You may know of the four seasons. In the southern parts of Australia the year is often divided up into spring, summer, autumn and winter. But what about other parts of Australia? Find out what seasons they have in northern Australia. See how the year is divided into months and shown as a calendar. You'll also see how many ...

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Time and duration: Year 1 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 1 is for the topic of Time and duration. Students develop their understanding that different lengths of time have different names and that each time duration has a different standard unit of measure such as, hour, day, month and year.

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First to finish

Compare algorithms designed to complete the same task, and evaluate each for efficiency.

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Count Us In, Ep 15: Which Container Holds More Magic Rocks?

Flynn and Dodly are going on a camping adventure. Watch how they measure the capacity of different containers. Which container will hold the most? 'Dodly the Adventurer' needs a container to put all his precious rocks in. Can you find a container big enough?

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Farm Diaries

This resource is a 48 page pdf integrated inquiry unit, for junior primary students, exploring farm life and farm produce. Activities are sequenced using the five inquiry model. Topics examined include: how do farm families care for the animals and crops they farm?; how are these animals and crops processed for food or ...

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Treasure Map | Peg + Cat

Peg and Cat show how to measure when looking for buried treasure! See how they measure using informal units and solve problems along the way.

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years F–2 Sample assessment task: Stepping out

This resource provides strategies for assessing aspects of the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum that relate to data using contexts from other learning areas and General Capabilities, including Mathematics, Numeracy and Literacy. The resource includes an assessment planner and rubric, as well as ...

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First steps in mathematics: Measurement – Book 2

A guide to teaching about measurement including indirect measuring, and estimating.

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Number frames, by the Math Learning Centre - iTunes app

Addition and subtraction using an interactive bread frame. Encourages the use of different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Drawing tools enables students to annotate work to show their understanding. Write equations with the text tool. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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MathXplosion, Ep 24: Volumes and surface areas

Take two differently shaped containers, for example, a tall, skinny cylinder and a short wide one. Which one will hold more beads? The result may surprise you! It's all about capacity. Two containers with the same surface area can have very different shapes and sizes, so they can have different volumes and hold different ...

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Time match (Quarter hour)

This is a printable board game for students to practise matching analogue clock times to digital or words. Times are presented in quarter hours for example 5:15 or quarter past five. The game includes instructions.

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Target Ball

This sequence of four lessons explores the relationship between an informal unit of measure and what is being measured using the context of designing a game of 'Target Ball'. Students work in groups to collect data on how far their chose ball rolls, using a cut-out foot as an informal unit of measure. They represent and ...

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Time tools: 12-hour to the half hour

Explore time by using the clock controls to change and match the times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore the features of 12-hour clocks. Match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. Play a game and find the matching time cards in the smallest number of possible tries. This learning object is one in a ...

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After school: analogue and digital

Help Neo get home from school. Put analogue clocks showing on the quarter-hour times in the correct order. Match the times on the digital clocks with those on the analogue clocks. Match the time words to the clocks. Put pictures in the correct sequence and match them to the clocks. Watch what Neo does after school as time ...