Compare and order shapes and objects

Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (ACMMG037)

Compare masses of objects using balance scales (ACMMG038)

LO: To compare and order shapes and objects.
Know:

  • the basic metric units of measurement.
  • how to use scaled instruments to measure objects.
  • the definition of ascending and descending order.

Understand:

  • that we can order and compare shapes and objects based on length, area, volume, capacity and mass.

Do:

  • that we can order and compare shapes and objects based on length, area, volume, capacity and mass.

Essential Questions:

  • I can order and compare shapes and objects based on length, area, volume, capacity and mass.

Length

Teaching Ideas

Length measurements are used to measure how long, how tall or how far apart objects are.

Area

Teaching Ideas

Area measurements are used to measure the amount of space a 2-D object takes up.

Volume

Teaching Ideas

Volume measurements are used to measure the amount of space a 3-D object takes up.

Capacity

Teaching Ideas

Capacity measurements are used to measure how much an object can maximally hold.

Mass

Teaching Ideas

Mass measurements are used to measure how much material there is in an object. It is sometimes confused with weight, which is how much pull gravity has on an object.

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