Mathematics – Multi-age – Year B – Unit 3

What needs to be measured determines the unit of measurement – this unit develops student knowledge, understanding and skills of measurement.

Mathematics K-2 Syllabus © 2021 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.

In this unit students will learn to:

  • measure, record, compare and estimate a variety of attributes including length, area, volume, and mass using informal and formal units
  • explore and connect mathematical measurement concepts
  • apply mathematical measurement techniques to solve problems and communicate their thinking.
Representing whole numbers – MAO-WM-01, MAE-RWN-01, MAE-RWN-02
  • Use the counting sequence of ones flexibly
  • Instantly name the number of objects within small collections
  • Connect counting and numerals to quantities
Geographic measure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-GM-01, MAE-GM-02, MA1-GM-02, MAE-GM-03
  • Length – Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer
Two-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-2DS-01, MAE-2DS-02
  • 2D shapes – Sort, describe and name familiar shapes
  • 2D shapes – Represent shapes
  • Area – Identify and compare area
Three-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MAE-3DS-01, MAE-3DS-02
  • 3D objects – 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, MAE-NSM-02
  • Mass – Identify and compare mass using weight
Representing whole numbers – MAO-WM-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02
  • Use counting sequences of ones with two-digit numbers and beyond
  • Continue and create number patterns
  • Represent numbers on a line
  • Represent the structure of groups of ten in whole numbers
  • Use counting sequences of ones and tens flexibly
Forming groups – MAO-WM-01, MA1-FG-01
  • Represent and explain multiplication as the combining of equal groups
Geographic measure – MAO-WM-01, MA1-GM-01, MA1-GM-02, MA1-GM-03
  • Length – Compare lengths, using uniform informal units
  • Recognise and use formal units to measure the lengths of objects
Two-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MA1-2DS-01, MA1-2DS-02
  • Area – Indirectly compare area
  • Area – Compare rectangular areas using uniform square units of an appropriate size in rows and columns
Three-dimensional spatial structure – MAO-WM-01, MA1-3DS-01, MA1-3DS-02
  • Volume – Compare internal volume by filling and packing
  • Volume – Compare volume by building
  • Volume – Measure and compare the internal volumes (capacities) of containers by filling
  • Volume – Compare containers based on internal volume (capacity) by filling and packing
Non-spatial measure – MAO-WM-01, MA1-NSM-01, MA1-NSM-02
  • Mass – Investigate mass using an equal-arm balance

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