Mathematics / Year 2 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (ACMMG037)

Elaborations
  • comparing lengths using finger length, hand span or a piece of string
  • comparing areas using the palm of the hand or a stone
  • comparing capacities using a range of containers
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Area,  Volume (Dimensions),  Length,  Informal units

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Count Us In, Ep 14: How big is the magic bus?

How do we measure how big something is? Flynn and Dodley want to see who has the bigger toy bus. Which bus is taller, wider, longer? Flynn models how to measure his bus using sticks so he can make a garage for his 'magic' bus. The Flying girl and others also do some measuring.

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

This PDF is a worksheet that accompanies the years F-2 sample assessment task called Stepping out.

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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 ...

Interactive

The array: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for solving simple multiplications in your head such as 6x4. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to break up numbers into their factors. Solve multiplications by using arrays to break them up into rows and columns, then ...