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Geometry and measurement: The basics

On this page there are links to papers on four modules that explain the basic concepts of geometry and measurement:

  • Geometrical properties
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Transforming shapes
  • Constructions

These papers provide details of the knowledge students should have and some of the misconceptions they may hold. Examples are given to illustrate these misconceptions, provide suggestions on how to address them, and support teachers in developing pedagogical and content knowledge.

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Year level(s) Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 10A
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords geometry, shape, transformation, properties, measurement, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Measurement, Geometry
Topics Length, Pythagoras and trigonometry, Shapes and objects, Using units of measurement, Area, volume and surface area
National numeracy learning progression Understanding geometric properties

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