Mathematics – 3–6 – Multi-age – Year B – Unit 3

This unit develops the big idea that what needs to be measured determines the unit of measurement.

Mathematics K–10 Syllabus © 2023 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.

Students are provided with opportunities to:

  • measure and compare lengths of objects and locations using kilometres (Stage 3), metres, centimetres and millimetres
  • identify and measure the perimeter of shapes, objects and locations
  • read and represent analog and digital time.

Syllabus focus and content group

Geometric measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA2-GM-02

Length: Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths

Two-dimensional spatial structure B – MAO-WM-01, MA2-2DS-01

2D shapes: Create two-dimensional shapes that result from combining and splitting common shapes

Non-spatial measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA2-NSM-02
  • Time: Represent and interpret digital time displays
  • Time: Use am and pm notation

Geometric measure A – MAO-WM-01, MA3-GM-02
  • Length: Use metres and kilometres for length and distances
  • Length: Measure lengths to find perimeters
Geometric measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA3-GM-02
  • Length: Connect decimal representations to the metric system
  • Length: Convert between common metric units of length
  • Length: Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths using appropriate units
Two-dimensional spatial structure A – MAO-WM-01, MA3-2DS-01

2D shapes: Classify two-dimensional shapes and describe their properties

Two-dimensional spatial structure B – MAO-WM-01, MA3-2DS-01

2D shapes: Dissect two-dimensional shapes and rearrange them using translations, reflections and rotations

Non-spatial measure A – MAO-WM-01, MA3-NSM-02

Time: Compare 12- and 24-hour time systems and convert between them

Non-spatial measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA3-NSM-02

Time: Solve problems involving duration, using 12- and 24-hour time

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