Mathematics – Stage 1 – Year A – Unit 14

This two-week sample Stage 1 unit introduces students to measurement using uniform informal units.

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 informal units of measurement
  • estimate whether a measurement is reasonable
  • consider how selection of measuring unit affects accuracy
  • explore conservation of length, area, volume and mass.

Syllabus focus and content group

Representing whole numbers A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02
  • 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 – MAO-WM-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02
  • Use counting sequences of ones and tens flexibly
  • Form, regroup, and rename three-digit numbers
Combining and separating quantities A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-CSQ-01
  • Use advanced count-by-one strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
Forming groups B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-FG-01
  • Represent and explain multiplication as the combining of equal groups
Geometric measure A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-GM-02
  • Length: Measure the lengths of objects using uniform informal units
  • Length: Compare lengths using uniform informal units
Geometric measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-GM-02
  • Length: Compare and order lengths, using appropriate uniform informal units
Non-spatial measure A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-NSM-01, MA1-NSM-02
  • Mass: Investigate mass using an equal-arm balance
Two-dimensional spatial structure A– MAO-WM-01, MA1-2DS-02
  • Area: Measure areas using uniform informal units
Two-dimensional spatial structure B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-2DS-02
  • Area: Compare rectangular areas using uniform square units of an appropriate size in rows and columns
Three-dimensional spatial structure A– MAO-WM-01, MA1-3DS-01, MA1-3DS-02
  • 3D objects: Recognise familiar three-dimensional objects
  • Volume: Measure and compare the internal volumes (capacities) of containers by filling
  • Volume: Measure the internal volume (capacity) of containers by packing
Three-dimensional spatial structure B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-3DS-01, MA1-3DS-02
  • Volume: Compare volumes using uniform informal units
  • Volume: Compare containers based on internal volume (capacity) by filling and packing
Non-spatial measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-NSM-01
  • Mass: Compare the masses of objects using an equal-arm balance

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