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Metric measurement: understanding, converting and calculating
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring measures in context and deepening place value understanding. Focus includes using multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000 when converting between units of length, mass and capacity, through to applying understanding and reasoning to solve worded problems.
|Year level(s)||Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||metric units, converting, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Measurement, Number, Build understanding|
|Topics||Using units of measurement, Mass and capacity, Place value, Multiplication and division|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
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
Understanding units of measurement (P8)
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