Measurement overview

Measurement enables the identification and quantification of attributes of objects so that they can be compared and ordered.

In this strand, each attribute is developed by the identification of the attribute and comparison of objects, the use of informal units, the use of formal units, as well as consideration of applications and generalisations.

In the primary curriculum students need to be able to select and use appropriate units and measuring tools, and to calculate length, area, volume, mass and time given particular information.

In the secondary curriculum students will continue to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in identifying and quantifying the attributes of shapes and objects and applying measurement strategies.

Teaching strategies for this strand include a range of engaging interactive activities for Early Stage 1 to Stage 5 to support the development of skills in this strand.

Teachers may adapt many of these resources to suit specific needs.

Space and Geometry is the study of spatial forms. It involves representation of shape, size, pattern, position and movement of objects in the three-dimensional world, or in the mind of the learner.

In the primary curriculum students learn to recognise, visualise and draw shapes, and describe the features and properties of three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional shapes in static and dynamic situations.

In the secondary curriculum students will continue to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in spatial visualisation and geometric reasoning.

Teaching strategies for this strand include a range of engaging interactive activities for Early Stage 1 to Stage 5 to support the development of skills in this strand. Teachers may adapt many of these resources to suit specific needs.

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