- Explain what measurement is and why we measure
- Identify the different measurement types
- Develop a definition for each measurement type
- Link the measurement types to their standard unit
- Recognise the different types of units used to measure (standard, uniform, informal units, etc.)
- Identify different measurement instruments
- Recognise the important features of different measurement instruments and explain how they can be used to accurately measure
- Estimate and compare the size of various object
- Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity (ACMMG061)
- Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures (ACMMG084)
- Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume (ACMMG290)
- What is measurement?
- Why do we measure?
- What are the different measurement types?
- Can you develop a definition for the different measurement types?
- What units can we measure in? What is the standard unit for each measurement type?
- What is the difference between standard units, uniform units, uniform informal units, informal units?
- What are the names for the different measurement instruments? What are they for? How can they be used accurately?
- How else can we measure? What if we “run out” of a unit?
- What is iteration? What is important to remember if we are using iteration?
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