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# measures

## Body Measurements

• Secondary Activities
• Number and Algebra
• Level Five

These exercises and activities are for students to use independently of the teacher to practice number and measurement skills.

## Scaling Our School

• Units of Work
• Number and Algebra
• Level Four

In this unit we look at estimating the length and height of buildings at your school. We then compare these estimates with the actual heights or lengths. Students will then build scale models selecting appropriate scales using ratio to translate the "real" dimensions into the dimensions for the scale model.

## Partitions

• Units of Work
• Number and Algebra
• Level One

This unit is about partitioning whole numbers. It focuses on partitioning numbers to “make a ten” or a decade when adding whole numbers, for example 8 + 6 can be solved as (8 + 2) + 4. The unit uses measurement as a context.

## Cool Times with Heat

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Four

In this unit we use thermometers to investigate questions about temperature. We explore questions relating to cooling patterns, the effect of location on temperature, and the results of mixing of water with different temperatures

## Weather dot com

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

The focus of this unit of work is the world weather and in particular the temperatures in different countries during any given week. For this project-based unit the internet sites http://www.metservice.com/national/index and  www.weather.com are invaluable.

## Calibrating Clocks

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

In this unit students construct several simple clocks including water clocks and pendulums. They investigate time as measured by these clocks and make comparisons with standard units of time.

## 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.

## Weighty Problems

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Four

This unit comprises 6 stations which involve the students solving problems which involve applying and interpreting aspects of mass. In addition one of the stations introduces the concepts of net and gross mass. The stations may be taken as whole class activities of they may be set up as activities that groups of students use throughout the week.

## 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.

## 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.