Comparing area

  • Comparing area
  • Course: Mathematics
  • Grade: Year 2
  • Section: Area
  • Outcome: Compare and order the area of shapes and objects by observation.
  • Activity Type: Printable
  • Activity ID: 3255

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United Kingdom – National Curriculum

  • KS1 – Key Stage 1
    • KS1.Ma3 – Shape, space and measures
      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Understanding measures

          • KS1.Ma3.4 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • KS1.Ma3.4.a – Estimate the size of objects and order them by direct comparison using appropriate language; put familiar events in chronological order; compare and measure objects using uniform non-standard units [for example, a straw, wooden cubes], then with a standard unit of length (cm, m), weight (kg), capacity (l) [for example, 'longer or shorter than a metre rule', 'three-and-a-bit litre jugs']; compare the durations of events using a standard unit of time

        • Using and applying shape, space and measures

          • KS1.Ma3.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • Communicating

              • KS1.Ma3.1.d – Use the correct language and vocabulary for shape, space and measures

Australia – Australian Curriculum

  • Foundation Year
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG006 – Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language

New Zealand – National Standards

  • 1 – Year 1
    • 1.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 1.GM.1 – Compare the lengths, areas, volumes or capacities, and weights of objects directly

  • 2 – Year 2
    • 2.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 2.GM.1 – Compare the lengths, areas, volumes or capacities, and weights of objects and the durations of events, using self-chosen units of measurement

United States – Common Core State Standards

  • K – Kindergarten
    • K.MD – Measurement & Data
      • Mathematics

        • K.MD.2 – Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.