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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 is the first of two around making paper planes.  In this unit students investigate a variety of designs for paper airplanes and experiment to see which planes fly the furthest. They measure how far their planes fly using the standard measures of metre and cm, compare results and have a flying competition.

This unit is suitable for students that have had plenty previous experience with non-standard units and have had the concept of standard units introduced. It provides a good context for practising the use of metres and centimetres. In the second unit, Paper Planes L3, students create scatter plots of the distance their planes travel when a variable is changed.

## All About Me

• 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. It is suggested this unit follows the units Popcorn and How Much Cereal? which involve students working with litres, half litres and cups.

## Angles

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This unit uses one of the digital learning objects, Angles, to support students as they investigate measuring and drawing angles using other angles as units of measurement. It is suitable for students working at level 2 of the curriculum because they estimate and measure the size of other angles using other angles and not with compasses and protractors. This unit includes background information on teaching about angles, a sequence that can be used by the teacher when working with a group of students on the learning object, and ideas for independent student work.

## 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.

Visit ESOL Online for a version of this unit designed to support students for whom English is an additional language.

## 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 first go round a maths trail devised by the teacher. They then work in groups to devise and complete a maths trail of their own.  They then go round this new maths trail or, if another class can work in parallel, each class goes round the other’s trail.

## 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

This week 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## Squash

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

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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 undertake a statistical investigation to find out the number of households in their class that receive electronic mail, and whether the availability of email has decreased the amount of letter mail received by households.

## Fun and fitness

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

The purpose of this unit of five lessons is to have students design a PE game, use standard measures of length, and consider the safety factors and the health benefits of their game.