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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 (V9.0) content descriptions||
Identify and compare attributes of objects and events, including length, capacity, mass and duration, using direct comparisons and communicating reasoning
Describe the duration and sequence of events using years, months, weeks, days and hours
Measure and compare objects based on length, capacity and mass using appropriate uniform informal units and smaller units for accuracy when necessary
Understanding units of measurement (P2, P3)
Measuring time (P2)
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