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Perimeter and area: measuring and calculating

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for learning about perimeter and area, from using centimetres and grid paper through to calculating the missing value of a shape.

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Year level(s) Year 5
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords compound shapes, irregular shapes, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Number, Build understanding
Topics Addition and subtraction, Area, volume and surface area, Using units of measurement, Length
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve practical problems involving the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes using appropriate metric units

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P7)

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