Mathematics – Early Stage 1 – Unit 8

This sample unit explores the big idea 'what needs to be measured determines the unit of measurement'.

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Students are provided with opportunities to:

  • compare and describe the atrributes of measurement
  • experiment with length
  • tell time

Syllabus focus and content group

Representing whole number – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MAE-RWN-02
  • Instantly name the number of objects within small collections
  • Recognise number patterns
  • Use the counting sequence of ones flexibly
  • Connect counting and numerals to quantities
Combining and separating quantities – MAO-WM-01, MAE-CSQ-01, MAE-CSQ-02
  • Model additive relations and compare quantities
  • Identify part–whole relationships in numbers up to 10
Geometric measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-GM-01, MAE-GM-02, MAE-GM-03
  • Length: Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer
  • Length: Create half a length
Non-spatial measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-NSM-02
  • Time: Tell time on the hour on analog and digital clocks

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