Mathematics – Stage 1 – Year B – Unit 37

This two-week unit develops student knowledge, understanding and skills of measurement using informal and formal 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:

  • estimate, measure, compare and record a variety of attributes including length, area, volume and mass using informal units
  • estimate, measure and record length using formal units of metres and centimetres
  • recognise formal units of measurement to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Syllabus focus and content group

Representing whole numbers A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-RWN-01, MA1-RWN-02
  • 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
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
  • Length: Recognise and use formal units to measure the lengths of objects
Two-dimensional spatial structure A – MAO-WM-01, MA1-2DS-01, MA1-2DS-02
  • Area: Measure areas using uniform informal units
Two-dimensional spatial structure B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-2DS-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
  • 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 containers based on internal volume (capacity) by filling and packing
  • Volume: Compare volumes using uniform informal units
Non-spatial measure B – MAO-WM-01, MA1-NSM-01, MA1-NSM-02
  • Mass: Compare the masses of objects using an equal-arm balance

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