# 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
Audience Teacher
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

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Build understanding
Topics Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9MFM01
Identify and compare attributes of objects and events, including length, capacity, mass and duration, using direct comparisons and communicating reasoning

AC9M1M03
Describe the duration and sequence of events using years, months, weeks, days and hours

AC9M2M01
Measure and compare objects based on length, capacity and mass using appropriate uniform informal units and smaller units for accuracy when necessary

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P2, P3)
Measuring time (P2)