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GM2-1: Create and use appropriate units and devices to measure length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), turn (angle), temperature, and time.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective:

This means students will recognise that the attributes length, area, volume and capacity, and weight can be measured. At Level Two students are expected to recognise that measurement units are countable and therefore able to be partitioned and recombined in the same way as other units of one. For example, if an 8 unit length is cut from a 14 unit long strip the remainder will measure 6 units. Units of measure have other characteristics including being a part of the attribute they measure and uniformity (same size). When measuring, the units need to fill a length, space, time etc, with no gaps or overlaps (this is known as tiling). Students should create measurement devices, for example rulers, rod towers, scales, to quantify the attributes of objects in numbers of units. In doing so they should develop an understanding that the marks on a linear scale show the endpoint of units and that scales always have a baseline (zero). Less tangible attributes such as turn (angle), temperature and time should also be measured. While the focus at Level Two is on students’ understanding the role of units in measurement it is also expected that students will encounter simple standard measures such as metres, centimetres, kilometres, minutes, seconds, kilograms, litres, etc, through using everyday measurement instruments.

Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective:

Paper Planes Level 2

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This unit uses the context of making paper planes to develop understanding of metre and centimetre measures.  Students investigate a variety of paper airplanes designs, experiment to see which planes fly the furthest, and decide winners by measuring and comparing results.

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit we explore the size of a centimetre and measure objects using the centimetre rulers that we have constructed.

How Much Cereal?

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students consolidate their knowledge of volume by using kitchen measuring cups in a variety of measuring tasks. A stations approach is employed with all the tasks based around the theme of cereal.

Party Volumes

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students build on previous experiences with litres and millilitres. Work is carried out in the context of planning a party with students measuring volumes accurately as part of the planning process.

Angles

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This unit uses one of the digital learning objects, Angles, to support students as they estimate, and investigate measuring and drawing angles using other angles as units of measurement.

Weights

• Problem Solving Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

Measure using grams

Apply addition to a measurement problem

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic, use equipment).

How Many Strips?

• Problem Solving Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

Measure using cm and metres

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (use equipment)

Snails

• Problem Solving Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

Measure using cm.

Solve problems using minutes as the unit.

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically

Clockwise

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit we develop the concept of angle to see that an angle may be constructed in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction. We see the effect of clockwise and anticlockwise turns on objects. We also think about corners of objects that are equivalent to quarter turns. We also think about whether a corner can be a half turn. These ideas are explored physically.

Making Benchmarks - Length

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit we will explore the idea of having benchmarks of 1 metre, 1/2 metre, and 1 centimetre to aid in estimating the length of given objects.

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Pirate Plays

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit we explore the size of a metre and develop our own ways to estimate a metre length.

Make a Measurement Maths Trail

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students pose measurement questions, make estimates and carry out practical measuring tasks using appropriate metric units.They first complete a trail devised by the teacher and then devise and complete a maths trail of their own.

Outlining Area

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This unit of work begins with an exploration of shapes that can be made with centimetre cubes. We draw around classroom objects then use centimetre squared paper to work out the area of their outlines.

Popcorn

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This unit is made of a number of popcorn investigations, which provide both a purposeful and enjoyable measuring context. The focus of the unit is introducing the students to the need for a standard unit for measuring volume.

Making Benchmarks - Mass

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit we will explore the idea of having benchmarks of 1 kilogram and 1/2 kilogram or 500 grams to aid in estimating the mass of given objects.

Weighing Stations

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students work at a variety of stations involving practical measuring tasks. Estimation skills and the ability to measure accurately using kilograms and grams are developed.

Great Grams

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This unit comprises 5 stations which develop our concept of the "feel" of a gram. The stations may be taken as whole class activities or they may be set up as activities that groups of students use throughout the week.

Just a Minute

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In these five activities the students develop an understanding of the duration of minutes and seconds. We also practice reading time by counting the minutes after the hour.

Clock Wise

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students explore hours and half-hours and experiment with two ways of telling these times, using digital and analogue approaches.

How long does it take?

• Units of Work
• Number and Algebra
• Level Two

This unit involves students in looking at the lengths of time various activities take and calculating how long is spent on these activities in a week.

Going Places

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 link geometry activity from the Figure It Out series.

Stretching it Out

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Medieval Mesaure

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Mighty Metres

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Squash

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Weigh Out

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Water Weights

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Fitting It In

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Clock it Up

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Me he Karaka

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Cut Off

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Dairy Day

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Quench My Thirst

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Sorting Seasons

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Cool It

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Date Dilemma

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Gumboots Away!

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 measurement activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Getting Better

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level 2 algebra activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Is Rubbish a Problem?

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Types of Rubbish

• Figure It Out Activities
• Statistics
• Level Three

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Location, Location ...

• Figure It Out Activities
• Number and Algebra
• Level Three

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

The Heat's On!

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Introducing Forces

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

High or Low?

• Figure It Out Activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.

Counting on Frank

• Other
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book Counting on Frank.

Diary of a Worm

• Other
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book Diary of a Worm

Wild Fibonacci: Nature’s Secret Code Revealed

• Other
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book Wild Fibonacci: Nature’s Secret Code Revealed

Problem Pikelets

• Figure It Out Activities
• Number and Algebra
• Level Three

This is a level 2-3 activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

365 Penguins

• Other
• Number and Algebra
• Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book 365 Penguins

Pepetuna

• Other
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book Pepetuna

In a Minute

• Other
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book In a Minute

Mailboxes

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students will research, design, make and test a cardboard letterbox, applying their knowledge and understanding of the standard measure, centimetres. They will also undertake a statistical investigation into the use of both electronic and letter mail.

Fun and fitness

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

The purpose of this unit is to have students design a PE game, use standard measures of length, and conduct a statistical investigation into the safety factors and the health benefits of their game.

Big and Small

• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in applying their knowledge of fractions in a geometric context.

Big Teeth

• Number and Algebra
• Level Two

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in using a non-standard unit to give a measurement involving fractions.