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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 2, Year 3, Year 4|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|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|
|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||
Understanding units of measurement - UuM4, UuM5, UuM6, UuM7
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