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Mass, capacity and temperature: grams, kilograms, millilitres, litres and degrees

This guide provides a sequence of steps starting with revisiting concepts of mass and capacity using non-standard units before moving through practical activities where standard units are introduced and applied.

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Year level(s) Year 2, Year 3, Year 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching
Keywords weight, mass, capacity, volume, non-standard unit, standard unit, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Measurement, Build understanding
Topics Addition and subtraction, Properties of number, Mass and capacity, Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG038 Compare masses of objects using balance scales
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
National numeracy learning progression Quantifying numbers
Additive strategies
Understanding units of measurement - UuM4, UuM5, UuM6, UuM7

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