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Measurement (Years 7 and 8)

This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topics of measurement and area. There are sections that provide history and context for the topics, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.

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Year level(s) Year 6, Year 7, Year 8
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords measurement, area, volume, perimeter, units of measurement, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Measurement
Topics Length, Using units of measurement, Area, volume and surface area
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG159 Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms, and use these in problem-solving
ACMMG160 Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms
ACMMG136 Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity
ACMMG138 Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement
ACMMG195 Choose appropriate units of measurement for area and volume and convert from one unit to another
ACMMG196 Find perimeters and areas of parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites
ACMMG198 Develop formulas for volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms and prisms in general. Use formulas to solve problems involving volume
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM8

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