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Mass and capacity: an introduction to measuring and comparing

This guide provides a sequence of steps using hands-on experiences to measure and compare mass. It then provides a sequence of steps to measure and compare capacity.

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Year level(s) Foundation, Year 1, Year 2
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords weight, mass, capacity, volume, measurement, reasoning, problem-solving, non-standard unit, explicit teaching

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Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Build understanding
Topics Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG006

Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language

ACMMG019 Measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units
ACMMG037 Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM2, UuM3, UuM4

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