Area and Perimeter

Australian National curriculum learning map

  • Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language
  • Measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units
  • Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units
  • Compare masses of objects using balance scales
  • Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity
  • Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures
  • Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume
  • Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass
  • Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units
  • Connect decimal representations to the metric system
  • Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity
  • Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units
  • Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement Interpret and use timetables
  • Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms and use these in problem solving
  • Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms
  • Choose appropriate units of measurement for area and volume and convert from one unit to another
  • Find perimeters and areas of parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombuses and kites
  • Investigate the relationship between features of circles such as circumference, area, radius and diameter.
  • Use formulas to solve problems involving circumference and area
  • Develop the formulas for volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms and prisms in general.
  • Use formulas to solve problems involving volumeCalculate the areas of composite shapes
  • Calculate the areas of composite shapes
  • Calculate the surface area and volume of cylinders and solve related problems
  • Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms
  • Investigate very small and very large time scales and intervals
  • Solve problems involving surface area and volume for a range of prisms, cylinders and composite solids
  • Solve problems involving surface area and volume of right pyramids, right cones, spheres and related composite solids