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Volume: defining, comparing and estimating
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for learning about volume. Tasks involve comparing and estimating volume using cubed centimetres and estimating capacity using millilitres.
|Year level(s)||Year 4, Year 5, Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||volume, capacity, estimate, measure, compare, cubed centimetres, millilitres, width, height, length, container, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding|
|Topics||Mass and capacity, Using units of measurement|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMMG084 Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures
ACMMG290 Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume
ACMMG108 Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass
ACMMG138 Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement
|National numeracy learning progression||
Understanding units of measurement
UuM4, UuM5, UuM6, UuM7
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