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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.
|Year level(s)||Foundation, Year 1, Year 2|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||weight, mass, capacity, volume, measurement, reasoning, problem-solving, non-standard unit, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Measurement, Build understanding|
|Topics||Using units of measurement|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
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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