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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years F–2 Sample assessment task: Stepping out worksheet

This PDF is a worksheet that accompanies the years F-2 sample assessment task called Stepping out.

Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years F–2 Sample assessment task: Stepping out

This resource provides strategies for assessing aspects of the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum that relate to data using contexts from other learning areas and General Capabilities, including Mathematics, Numeracy and Literacy. The resource includes an assessment planner and rubric, as well as ...

Direct and indirect comparisons: Foundation – planning tool

This planning resource for Foundation is for the topic of Direct and indirect comparisons. Students are introduced to measurement through direct comparison.

Metric units and using instruments: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Metric units and using instruments. Students choose appropriate metric units measuring the length, mass and capacity of objects.

Metric units and using instruments: Year 3 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 3 is for the topic of Metric units and using instruments. Students develop understanding and use of metric units to estimate, measure, order and compare objects according to their length, mass and capacity.

Convert me

Students explore measurement prefixes and convert between units of measurement.

Measurement: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of measurement ideas. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in measurement including teaching and cultural implications.

Assessment tasks: metric units and relationship to decimals

Use the diagnostic tasks, Page sections and Decimals and measures, to assess a student’s understanding of metric units and their relationship to decimals.

How heavy is this frog/tin?

Use this diagnostic task to assess understanding of mass and units used to measure mass.

Kitchen scales

Use this diagnostic task to assess a student's understanding of mass and the graduations on a kitchen scale.

Informal units: Year 2 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 2 is for the topic of Informal units. Students extend their understanding of uniform informal units to measure and compare the lengths, mass and capacities.

Metric units and using instruments: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Metric units and using instruments. Students develop understanding and use of metric units to measure, order and compare objects according to length, mass and capacity. Introduce students to measuring temperature.

Balance

This activity invites students to explore the phenomena of balance and investigate the question, 'Can you find at least three different ways of balancing three identical weights on a balance board?' Students work with a simple balance (e.g., a ruler as the balance board, a toilet-paper-tube fulcrum, and coins as weights), ...

Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 17

This two-week unit introduces students to formal units of measurement in length and further develops student knowledge, understanding and skills of uniform informal units of measurement.

The Mathscots: Level 2 Teaching Guide

This teaching guide provides a range of associated activities for each of the Mathscots episodes at Year 2. The guide contains a summary of the mathematical focus in each episode, a range of scaffolded learning experiences for before, during and after viewing each video, activities for families at home, and sets of printable ...

Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 3

What needs to be measured determines the unit of measurement– this unit introduces students to measurement using direct and indirect comparison.

The Mathscots: Balancing the Seesaw

In this animated video, a cat seesaw provides opportunities for Abacus and her fellow Mathscots to learn about mass. The mathematical focus is on measuring and comparing mass and mass equivalence; using balance scales to determine whether the mass of different objects is more, less or about the same. The video includes ...

Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 14

This two-week sample unit develops student knowledge, understanding and skills of measurement.

Drone safety lesson: How close, how far?

This lesson provides an authentic context to develop skills of estimation and measuring length. It provides an opportunity for students to connect decimal representations to the metric system and convert from centimetres to metres, and metres to kilometres. It also provides a context to investigate and become familiar with ...

Mathematics – Multi-age – Year A – Unit 9

Smaller numbers can be found hiding in understanding, and skills of combining and separating quantities.