Measurement and Geometry
Chapter 10 - Using Measures
Overview of the chapter
- These are problem solving open-ended questions that require students to investigate problems involving choosing appropriate scales, units and measuring devices. The tasks can be given at the start of a topic and done as the students gain enough knowledge to complete them, inserted into a topic at an appropriate place or given as homework or extension.
- Small stuff
- Rolling, rolling, rolling
- Did you get some sleep?
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Choosing units and devices
- Select appropriate units in different contexts and choose the appropriate measuring device.
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- Use a known or familiar measure as a comparison to help estimate an unknown measure in a contextual situation.
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- Read linear scales where measurements are given to two decimal places.
- Estimate readings on a scale when only some of the divisions are shown.
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Estimating and measuring
- Estimate and measure length, mass, capacity and time using appropriate measuring devices.
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