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Length and perimeter: measuring, comparing and calculating
This guide provides a sequence of steps for exploring length and perimeter using metric standard units of millimetres, centimetres and metres. Tasks embed reasoning and problem-solving opportunities.
|Year level(s)||Year 3, Year 4, Year 5|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||length, perimeter, measurement, millimetre, centimetre, metre, equivalence, reasoning, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Measurement, Build understanding|
|Topics||Addition and subtraction, Length, Using units of measurement|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMMG061 Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity
ACMMG084 Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures
ACMMG108 Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass
ACMMG109 Calculate perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units
|National numeracy learning progression||
Understanding units of measurement - UuM7
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