Learning objects The Metrix: decimals: volume

TLF ID L10883

Measure the volume of a drinking water container needed for the Metrix spacecraft. 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.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply knowledge of relationships in metric measurement by converting between units of volume.
  • Students interpret terminology for volume to solve problems.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities for students to practise converting units of measurement for volume, involving decimal fractions.
  • 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; 7

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.