FOCUS AREA 4: Measurement and time calculations
A student applies measurement strategies and understands time

ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 4

early in STAGE 3
A student:

end of STAGE 3
A student:

UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING LENGTH CONCEPTS
  • Uses the kilometre to measure lengths and distances
  • Records lengths and distances using the abbreviations km, m, cm and mm
  • Finds perimeters of common 2D shapes

 

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  • Records lengths and distances to three decimal places
  • Converts between kilometres, metres, centimetres and millimetres
  • Solves problems involving length and perimeter of squares, rectangles and triangles

 

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UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING AREA CONCEPTS
  • Uses square kilometres and hectares to measure area
  • Records areas using the abbreviations km2 and ha

 

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  • Solves problems involving areas of squares, rectangles and triangles

 

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UNDERSTANDING MASS, VOLUME AND CAPACITY
  • Selects and uses cubic centimetres and cubic metres to measure and estimate volumes, and record using the abbreviations cm3 and m3
  • Uses tonnes to measure mass and record masses using the abbreviations t, kg and g
  • Distinguishes between ‘gross mass’ and ‘net mass’
  • Solves problems involving mass

 

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  • Connects volume and capacity
  • Finds volumes of rectangular prisms using units to three decimal places
  • Converts between millilitres and litres
  • Records mass to three decimal places
  • Converts between tonnes, kilograms and grams

 

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UNDERSTANDING TIME AND TIME ZONES
  • Understands and uses 12 hour and 24 hour time to solve problems

 

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  • Interprets and uses timetables

 

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KLA APPLICATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

LANGUAGES

  • Understands and uses 12 and 24 hour time and/or am and pm in the target language

CREATIVE ARTS

  • Explores and recognises the use and importance of time within music compositions

PDHPE

  • Uses measurement tools to find distances such as throwing of a discus or javelin

 

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GEOGRAPHY

  • Conducts fieldwork including observing, measuring, collecting and recording data, using fieldwork instruments including compasses and geographical positional systems

HISTORY

  • Uses the term ‘centuries’ and ‘decades’ to describe time

LANGUAGES

PDHPE

  • Times a run, dance or physical activity situation

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Explores how long it takes planets to orbit the sun
  • Makes predictions over time e.g. growth of plants
  • Explores the mass of air and the space it takes up
  • Explores the effect of temperature on the states of matter of water

 

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