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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 4, 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 content descriptions
ACMMG290 Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume
ACMMG109 Calculate perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units
National numeracy learning progression Understanding units of measurement - UuM5, UuM6, UuM7
Additive strategies
Multiplicative strategies

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