• Mathematics
  • Year 4


approx. 10 hrs

5 topics

40 concepts

The Year 4 Measurement program covers the vital concepts of time, temperature, length, area, perimeter, volume and capacity.

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Year 4 Measurement is aligned with outcomes from the Measurement and Geometry strand of the Australian curriculum. Year 4 Measurement provides opportunities for students to measure and compare temperatures, estimate the length of an object then check for accuracy, convert between kilograms and grams and kilometres and metres, and solve problems involving units of time.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 5 topics, broken down into 40 concepts.

  • Measuring Lengths, Distances and Temperature 10 concepts

    1. Recognise the need for formal units to measure temperature

    2. Use everyday language to describe temperature

    3. Use a thermometer to measure and compare temperatures to the nearest degree Celsius

    4. Convert between metres, centimetres and millimetres

    5. Select and use an appropriate unit to estimate, measure and compare lengths and distances

    6. Recognise the features of a three-dimensional objects associated with length that can be measured

    7. Record lengths and distances using decimal notation to two decimal places

    8. Select and use an appropriate device to measure lengths and distances

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

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

  • Area of Regular and Irregular Shapes 6 concepts

    1. Measure the areas of common two-dimensional shapes using a square centimetre grid overlay

    2. Compare two or more areas by informal means, both regular and irregular shapes

    3. Measure the areas of irregular shapes using a square centimetres grid overlay

    4. Develop strategies for counting partial units in the total area of the shape

    5. Recognise the need for the square centimetre as a formal unit to measure area

    6. Estimate then measure the areas of rectangles (including squares) in square centimetres using 1cm squared grid overlay

  • Measuring Volume and Capacity 8 concepts

    1. Compare and order the capacities of two or more containers measured in millilitres

    2. Recognise the need for a formal unit smaller than the litre to measure capacity

    3. Recognise that there are 1000 millilitres in one litre, convert between millilitres and litres

    4. Estimate the volume of a substance in a partially filled container from the information on the label detailing the contents

    5. Recognise that changing the shape of an object does not change the amount of water it displaces

    6. Use the millilitre as a unit to measure capacity, using a device calibrated in millilitres

    7. Relate the millilitre to familiar everyday containers and familiar informal units

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

  • Measuring Mass 7 concepts

    1. Recognise that there are 1000 grams in one kilogram

    2. Solve problems, including those involving commonly used fractions of a kilogram

    3. Compare two or more objects by mass measured in kilograms and grams

    4. Interpret commonly used fractions of a kilogram, including 1/2, 1/4, 3/4 and relate these to the number of grams

    5. Associate gram measures with familiar objects

    6. Use the gram as a unit to measure mass, using a scaled instrument

    7. Recognise the need for a formal unit smaller than the kilogram and that there are 1000 grams in one kilogram.

  • Time 9 concepts

    1. Read and interpret simple timetables

    2. Convert between units of time

    3. Solve simple time problems using appropriate strategies

    4. Read and interpret simple timelines

    5. Relate analog notation to digital notation for time

    6. Explore and use different notations to record the date

    7. Read and interpret simple calendars

    8. Use the terms hour, minute and second

    9. Use am and pm notation/ Midday/ Midnight

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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