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Area, perimeter and volume: rectilinear shapes, triangles, parallelograms and cuboids

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring and connecting perimeter, area and volume from using squared paper to explore the area of rectilinear shapes, triangles and parallelograms to revisiting volume and working with cubic units.

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Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords area, perimeter, explicit teaching

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Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Number, Build understanding
Topics Using units of measurement, Area, volume and surface area, Multiplication and division, Length, Multiples, factors and powers, Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG137 Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units
ACMMG138 Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement
National numeracy learning progression Multiplicative strategies
Understanding units of measurement - UuM7

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