Year One 2017

Victorian Curriculum Success Criteria- Know, Understand, Do Novice Competent Expert
Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (VCMMG078)


Recognise objects of different length
Use opposite terms to compare objects; for example, tall/ short
Use language of approximation; for example, about, almost, nearly
Describe measurement attributes of the same object;

for example, tall, short

Find objects clearly longer than or shorter than a given object
Measure and compare the lengths, masses and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units (VCMMG095)

Year One


Use language of comparison; for example, longer, shorter, wider, taller
Describe lengths of objects using comparative terms; for example, longer, taller
Identify objects of equal length
Compare length of two objects using indirect methods; for example, using a string along two curved paths, to compare two lengths
Estimate and measures using informal units such as paces for length, to compare the lengths of objects
Find objects bigger/smaller/equal to a given object or unit of measure
Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (VCMMG115)

Year Two


Estimate and compare straight or curved objects to decide which is longer/shorter
Order sets of objects by their length
Distinguish the different length attributes of an object (length, width, height)
Compare the length of objects by lining up the base
Recognise the need to avoid gaps or overlaps when measuring
Accurately measure the length, width and height of objects using informal uniform units
Use ‘between’ to describe measurements; for example, the book’s width is between 7 and 8 hand spans
Understand that the use of different attributes can lead to different results when ordering; for example, this jug is taller than that vase, but it holds less
Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, area, mass and capacity(VCMMG140)

Year Three


Make increasingly accurate estimates of measurements using informal units and standard units (centimetres and metres)
Make estimations using personal units, such as pace length and arm span, and comparison with metres using formal units, such as metres and centimetres
Make objects to a specified length using metres and centimetres
Recognise and use standard metric measures in appropriate contexts.