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# The Metrix: decimals: length 1

TLF ID L10879

Measure the docking port required to dock the Metrix spacecraft with the space station. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects within the series.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students apply knowledge of relationships in metric measurement by converting between units of length.
• Students interpret terminology for length to solve problems.
Educational value
• Provides opportunities for students to practise conversions of length units involving decimal calculations.
• Presents metric tables that show the relationships between units, and highlight decimal place value concepts.
• Provides feedback that supports the development of strategies for conversion between units.
• Encourages repeated use by providing three random sets of tasks.
Year level

6

TopicsSI units
Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number and algebra
• Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling

#### Other details

Contributors
• Script writer
• Name: Michael Wagner
• Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Howard Reeves
• Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
• Educational validator
• Name: Jenni Way
• Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
• Technical implementer
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Generic
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
• Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.