Metric units and using instruments: Year 6 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 6 is for the topic of Metric units and using instruments. Students make connections between the metric system and decimals. The metric system is linked to the base 10 number system, in that each unit is a power of 10. The base unit represents 100 = 1 and the other units grow or decrease by powers (factors) of 10.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Planning support, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Student task, Home practice tasks
Format Web page
Keywords lesson plans, assessment task, teaching strategies, pedagogies, Australian Curriculum, learning from home, misconceptions

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Measurement
Topics Using units of measurement
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

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P8)

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