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## Measuring using informal units

• Measuring using informal units
• Course: Mathematics
• Section: Length
• Outcome: Measure length using informal units.
• Activity Type: Printable
• Activity ID: 3386

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#### United Kingdom – National Curriculum expand/collapse

• ##### KS1.Ma2 – Number
• Knowledge, skills and understanding

• Solving numerical problems

• KS1.Ma2.4 – Pupils should be taught to:

• KS1.Ma2.4.a – Choose sensible calculation methods to solve whole-number problems (including problems involving money or measures), drawing on their understanding of the operations

• ##### 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 expand/collapse

• ##### Measurement and Geometry
• Using units of measurement

• ACMMG019 – Measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units

#### New Zealand – National Standards expand/collapse

• ##### 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 expand/collapse

• ##### 1.MD – Measurement & Data
• Mathematics

• 1.MD.1 – Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.

• 1.MD.2 – Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.