• Mathematics
  • Year 6


approx. 10 hrs

5 topics

36 concepts

The Year 6 Measurement program gives students a deeper understanding of time, length, area, perimeter, volume and capacity to build the foundations for high school Mathematics.

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The Year 6 Measurement program is aligned with the Measurement and Geometry strand of the Australian curriculum. Students studying Year 6 Measurement convert between metric units of measurement, calculate volume, capacity, mass, length and area. They are also introduced to additional concepts that allow them to interpret timetables and timelines on a given a scale.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 5 topics, broken down into 36 concepts.

  • Conversion of Mass Units 3 concepts

    1. Solve problems involving different units of mass

    2. Relate the mass of one litre of water to one kilogram

    3. Convert between kilograms, grams and tonnes

  • Timelines and Timetables 5 concepts

    1. Read, interpret and use timetables from real-life situations, including those involving 24-hour time

    2. Interpret timetable information to solve unfamiliar problems using a variety of strategies

    3. Draw and interpret timelines using a given scale

    4. Determine a suitable scale and draw an accurate timeline using the scale

    5. Tell the time accurately using 24-hour time

  • Volume and Capacity 14 concepts

    1. Use repeated addition to find the volumes of rectangular prisms

    2. Describe arrangements of cubic-centimetre blocks in containers in terms of layers

    3. Select the appropriate unit to measure capacity

    4. Interpret decimal notation for capacities

    5. Record capacity using decimal notation to three decimal places

    6. Select the appropriate unit to measure volume

    7. Establish the relationship between the number of cubes in one layer, the number of layers, and the volume of a rectangular prism

    8. Explain that the volume of a rectangular prism can be found by finding the number of cubes in one layer and multiplying by the number of layers

    9. Calculate the volumes of rectangular prisms in cubic centimetres and cubic metres

    10. Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement

    11. Interpret decimal notation for volumes

    12. Describe the length, width and height of a rectangular prism as the dimensions of the prism

    13. Construct different rectangular prisms that have the same volume

    14. Compare the volumes of two or more objects by marking the change in water level when each is submerged in a container

  • Area of 2D Shapes 5 concepts

    1. Investigate the area of a triangle by comparing the area of a given triangle to the area of a rectangle of the same length and perpendicular height

    2. Record, using words, the method for finding the area of any triangle

    3. Investigate and compare the areas of rectangles that have the same perimeter

    4. Determine the number of different rectangles that can be formed using whole-number dimensions for a given area

    5. Solve a variety of problems involving the areas of rectangles and triangles

  • Conversion of Lengths and Distances 9 concepts

    1. Recognise the equivalence of whole-number and decimal representations of measurements of length

    2. interpret decimal notation for lengths and distances

    3. Record lengths and distances using decimal notation to three decimal places

    4. Convert between metres and kilometres

    5. Convert between millimetres, centimetres and metres to compare lengths and distances

    6. Investigate and compare perimeters of rectangles with the same area

    7. Solve a variety of problems involving length and perimeter, including problems involving different units of length

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

    9. State the place value of digits in decimal numbers of up to three decimal places, express and interpret thousandths in decimal notation

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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