- Mathematics
- Year 6
Measurement
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.
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.
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.
This learning program is made up of the following 5 topics, broken down into 36 concepts.
Recognise the equivalence of whole-number and decimal representations of measurements of length
Convert between metres and kilometres
Interpret decimal notation for lengths and distances
Investigate and compare perimeters of rectangles with the same area
Convert between millimetres, centimetres and metres to compare lengths and distances
Record lengths and distances using decimal notation to three decimal places
Solve a variety of problems involving length and perimeter, including problems involving different units of length
Estimate and measure the perimeters of two-dimensional shapes
State the place value of digits in decimal numbers of up to three decimal places, express and interpret thousandths in decimal notation
Solve a variety of problems involving the areas of rectangles and triangles
Record, using words, the method for finding the area of any triangle
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
Investigate and compare the areas of rectangles that have the same perimeter
Determine the number of different rectangles that can be formed using whole-number dimensions for a given area
Use repeated addition to find the volumes of rectangular prisms
Select the appropriate unit to measure capacity
Interpret decimal notation for volumes
Record capacity using decimal notation to three decimal places
Interpret decimal notation for capacities
Describe arrangements of cubic-centimetre blocks in containers in terms of layers
Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement
Select the appropriate unit to measure volume
Calculate the volumes of rectangular prisms in cubic centimetres and cubic metres
Construct different rectangular prisms that have the same volume
Establish the relationship between the number of cubes in one layer, the number of layers, and the volume of a rectangular prism
Describe the length, width and height of a rectangular prism as the dimensions of the prism
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
Compare the volumes of two or more objects by marking the change in water level when each is submerged in a container
Solve problems involving different units of mass
Relate the mass of one litre of water to one kilogram
Convert between kilograms, grams and tonnes
Determine a suitable scale and draw an accurate timeline using the scale
Draw and interpret timelines using a given scale
Read, interpret and use timetables from real-life situations, including those involving 24-hour time
Interpret timetable information to solve unfamiliar problems using a variety of strategies
Tell the time accurately using 24-hour time
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