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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 6, Year 7, Year 8|
|Audience||Teacher, School Leader|
|Keywords||measurement, area, volume, perimeter, units of measurement, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Measurement|
|Topics||Length, Using units of measurement, Area, volume and surface area|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Solve problems involving the area of triangles and parallelograms using established formulas and appropriate units
Solve problems involving the volume of right prisms including rectangular and triangular prisms, using established formulas and appropriate units
Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity; choose and use decimal representations of metric measurements relevant to the context of a problem
Solve problems involving the area and perimeter of irregular and composite shapes using appropriate units
Understanding geometric properties (P6)
Understanding units of measurement (P8, P9)
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