Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 14

This two-week unit develops student knowledge, understanding and skills of measurement.

Mathematics K-2 Syllabus © 2022 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.

Students are provided opportunities to:

  • compare, order and match using direct comparison and informal units of measurement
  • estimate whether a measurement is reasonable
  • consider how selection of measuring unit affects accuracy – Stage 1 students
  • explore conservation of length, area, volume and mass.
Representing whole numbers – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02
  • Instantly name the number of objects within small collections
  • 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, MA1-CSQ-01
  • Model additive relations and compare quantities
  • Identify part–whole relationships in numbers up to 10
Forming groups – MAO-WM-01, MAE-FG-01, MAE-FG-02, MA1-FG-01
  • Copy, continue and create patterns
  • Investigate and form equal groups by sharing
Geometric measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-GM-01, MA1-GM-01, MAE-GM-02, MA1-GM-02, MAE-GM-03, MA1-GM-03
  • Length: use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer
Two-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-2DS-01, MA1-2DS-01, MAE-2DS-02, MA1-2DS-02
  • Represent shapes
  • Identify and compare area
Three-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-3DS-01, MA1-3DS-01, MAE-3DS-02, MA1-3DS-02
  • Volume – explore familiar three-dimensional objects
  • Volume – compare internal volume by filling and packing
  • Volume – compare volume by building
Non-spatial measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-NSM-01, MA1-NSM-01, MAE-NSM-02, MA1-NSM-02
  • Mass: Identify and compare mass using weight
Representing whole numbers A
  • Use counting sequences of ones with two-digit numbers and beyond
  • Represent numbers on a line
  • Represent the structure of groups of ten in whole numbers
Representing whole numbers B
  • Use counting sequences of ones and tens flexibly
  • Form, regroup, and rename three-digit numbers
Combining and separating quantities A
  • Use advanced count-by-one strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
Forming groups B
  • Represent and explain multiplication as the combining of equal groups
Geometric measure A
  • Length: Measure the lengths of objects using uniform informal units
  • Length: Compare lengths using uniform informal units
Geometric measure B
  • Length: Compare and order lengths, using appropriate uniform informal units
Two-dimensional spatial structure A
  • 2D shapes: Recognise and classify shapes using obvious features
  • Area: Measure areas using uniform informal units
Two-dimensional spatial structure B
  • Area: Compare rectangular areas using uniform square units of an appropriate size in rows and columns
Three-dimensional spatial structure A
  • 3D objects: Recognise familiar three-dimensional objects
  • Volume: Measure and compare the internal volumes (capacities) of containers by filling
  • Volume: Compare containers based on internal volume (capacity) by filling and packing
Three-dimensional spatial structure B
  • Volume: Compare containers based on internal volume (capacity) by filling and packing
  • Volume: Compare volumes using uniform informal units
Non-spatial measure A
  • Mass: Investigate mass using an equal arm-balance
Non-spatial measure B
  • Mass: Compare the masses of objects using an equal-arm balance

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