# GM1-1: Order and compare objects or events by length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), turn (angle), temperature, and time by direct comparison and/or counting whole numbers of units.

This means students will go through a stage of using direct comparison to establish the relative length, area, volume, weight and temperature of objects. This means that the objects are brought together physically. Through experiences using direct comparison techniques students will come to appreciate the need for units of measure so that objects can be compared without bringing them together. Units have the attribute being measured, have to be the same size and are combined and counted. For example handspans can be used to compare the length of a table and the height of a door. Students are expected to apply their number strategies to count these units. Students are expected to explore turns (angles) through bodily movement and time through comparing durations of events.

- Use groupings to efficiently count the number of objects in a set.
- Create picture graphs about category data and discuss patterns in the data.
- Create and follow instructions to make a model made with shapes.
- Order a set of objects by mass (weight).
- Create a sequential pattern and predict300

- State when their birthday is and locate this on a calendar.
- Skip counting in 2s, 3s, 10s.
- Make groups of five using different combinations.
- Identify the diverse ways people celebrate birthdays in New Zealand.

- Use a counting on strategy to keep track of a series of additions.
- Explore the concepts of length, volume and area.

- Use non standard units to measure the volume of a container.
- Accurately count a set of up to 20 objects.

Students will be able to compare the areas of paper required to create life size drawings of different sized objects.

Students will be able to describe the relative size of objects using a vocabulary of length and area (such as bigger, taller, small, thin, wider).

Students will be able to create a model representing the two halves of a 24-hour day.

Students will be able to order events using day and night as benchmarks within the unit of one day.

- Students will be able to explain the relationship between superlative and comparative adjectives and linear measurement.
- Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of length with direct comparisons.

- Directly compares the duration of two events.
- Uses non-standard units to compare the duration of two or more events.
- Tell time to the hour and half hour using analogue clocks.

- Describe objects as hot or cold.
- Describe the day as hot or cold.
- Compare the temperature of two objects.
- Order a group of 2 or more objects by temperature.

- Measure life-size diagrams of farm animals using non-standard units.
- Compare the relative sizes of sheep and their shelter plants using terms such as taller and shorter.
- Identify parts of common farm animals: legs, tail, head, snout, claws, beak.
- Group plants and animals from a selection of common farm300

- Assemble parts of a shape to form the whole.
- Create symmetrical figures (reflection and rotation).
- Calculate the number of direct ancestors they have.
- Use fractions to create rhythmic percussion patterns.
- Order events.
- Describe the likelihood of outcomes using the language of chance.
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- Compare a group of 3 or more objects by mass.
- Measure mass with non-standard units.

- Sequence events within a day.
- Describe a duration as long or short.
- Name and order the days of the week.

- Sort shapes by their appearance.
- Justify classifications with explanations that use early geometric language
- Recognise that two-dimensional shapes are flat and have no ‘thickness’.
- Understand how to accurately use non-standard units to measure capacity.
- Recognise that shapes with three dimensions have300

- Directly compare the area of 2 objects by superimposing.
- Cover a shape with smaller shapes.

- Compare two objects by weight.
- Order three or more objects by weight.
- Describe the weight of objects using comparative language, for example, heavier, lighter.

- Use non-standard volume units (cups, spoons, bottles) to fill a container and count the number used.
- Build with blocks and count the number of blocks used.
- Compare and order volumes of containers using non-standard volume units.

- Use measuring language to compare length, width, and height.

- Compare a group of 3 or more objects by length.
- Measure length with non-standard units.

- Compare the length of two objects directly.
- Order three or more objects by length.
- Select objects that are the same length as a given object.

- Cover a shape with non-standard area units and count the number used.
- Compare and order areas of shapes using non-standard area units.

- Compare the volume of two containers by packing or pouring.
- Order the volume of three or more containers by packing or pouring.
- Recognise that two matched amounts of liquid remain the same when one amount is poured into a container of a different shape.

- Compare the length of two objects.
- Select objects which are about the same length as a given object.
- Order three or more objects by length.