# Early Stage 1, mathematics – Unit 17

Develop students' skills in determining what needs to be measured and the unit of measurement needed, in this two-week unit aimed at Kindergarten students.

## Syllabus

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Mathematics K–10 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.

In this unit – 'What needs to be measured determines the unit of measurement', students are provided opportunities to:

• use comparative language to describe length
• identify and compare the area of similar shapes using comparative language
• compare internal volume by filling and packing
• predict, identify and compare mass by hefting
• communicating their thinking to others.

### Syllabus focus and content groups

Representing whole number – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MAE-RWN-02

• Instantly name the number of objects within small collections
• Use the counting sequence of ones flexibly
• Recognise number patterns
• Connect counting and numerals to quantities

Geometric measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-GM-02

Length: Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer

Two-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-2DS-02

Area: Identify and compare area

Three-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-3DS-02

• Volume: Compare internal volume by filling and packing
• Volume: Compare volume by building

Non-spatial measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-NSM-01

Mass: Identify and compare mass using weight

## Resource

Category:

• Early Stage 1
• Geometric measure
• Mathematics (2022)
• Non-spatial measure
• Representing whole numbers
• Three-dimensional spatial structure
• Two-dimensional spatial structure
• Unit