• Mathematics
  • Year 5


approx. 10 hrs

5 topics

32 concepts

The Year 5 Measurement program gives students greater understanding of the measurement of time, length, area, perimeter, volume and capacity and confidence to apply this knowledge.

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The Year 5 Measurement program is aligned with the Measurement and Geometry strand of the Australian curriculum. Students studying Year 5 Measurement calculate the area and perimeter of regular and irregular shapes, recognise the need for formal units of measurement, convert between 12 and 24 hour time and solve problems related to time and measurement.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 5 topics, broken down into 32 concepts.

  • Units of Measurement - Time 8 concepts

    1. Convert between 24-hour time and time given using am or pm notation

    2. Compare the local times in various times zones in Australia, including during daylight saving

    3. Select an appropriate unit to measure a particular period of time

    4. Use a stopwatch to measure and compare the duration of events

    5. Order a series of events according to the time taken to complete each one

    6. Use start and finish times to calculate the elapsed time of events

    7. Use am and pm notation/ Midday/ Midnight

    8. Tell the time accurately using 24-hour time

  • Units of Measurement - Area 6 concepts

    1. Recognise that rectangles with the same area may have different dimensions

    2. Use the unit of square kilometre as a measure of area larger than the square metre. Identify where these units are used.

    3. Recognise and explain the need for a more convenient unit than the square kilometre. A hectare is 10 000 square metres.

    4. Explain that the area of a rectangle can be found by multiplying the length by the width

    5. Calculate areas of rectangles in square centimetres and square metres

    6. Describe packing in terms of layers

  • Units of Measurement - Volume and Capacity 6 concepts

    1. Select and use appropriate units to measure the capacities of a variety of containers

    2. Measure the volumes of rectangular containers by packing them with cubic-centimetre blocks

    3. Recognise the need for a formal unit larger than the cubic centimetre - construct the cubic metre

    4. Use the cubic metre as a unit to measure larger volumes

    5. Recognise that a cubic metre can have dimensions other than a cube of side 1 metre

    6. Select and use appropriate units to estimate the volumes of a variety of objects

  • Units of Measurement - Mass 7 concepts

    1. Recognise the need for a formal unit larger than the kilogram - the tonne (t)

    2. Use the tonne to record large masses

    3. Distinguish between the gross mass and the net mass of containers holding substances

    4. Solve problems involving gross mass and net mass

    5. Interpret information about mass on commercial packing

    6. Select and use the appropriate unit and device to measure mass

    7. Find the approximate mass of a small object by establishing the mass of a number of that object

  • Units of Measurement - Length 5 concepts

    1. Recognise the need for a formal unit longer than the metre for measuring distance. 1000 metres equals one metre.

    2. Select and use the appropriate unit and measuring device to estimate and measure lengths and distances. Record appropriately.

    3. Recognise that rectangles with the same perimeter may have different dimensions

    4. Use the term perimeter to describe the total distance around a two-dimensional shape

    5. Estimate and measure the perimeters of two-dimensional shapes

What you'll get

Learning Content

  • A customised learning plan to suit your needs, adapting to your pace as you learn, progress and achieve mastery
  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

An Expert Tutor

  • We match you to a private, expert tutor who is right for your needs and goals
  • Our tutors are talented, tested, top ATAR achievers and subject experts
  • During each session, your tutor guides you through your learning program, providing real-time, live expert tutoring in Measurement


  • Access information at every stage showing what's been mastered, what areas need to be worked on and what's next
  • You and your parents receive a comprehensive feedback report after every session
  • Every session is recorded and available for you to watch at any time, allowing you to review what was covered

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