Measuring mass in grams and kilograms

  • Measuring mass in grams and kilograms
  • Course: Mathematics
  • Grade: Year 4
  • Section: Mass
  • Outcome: Measure mass in grams and kilograms
  • Activity Type: Printable
  • Activity ID: 4079


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United Kingdom – National Curriculum expand/collapse

  • KS2 – Key Stage 2
    • KS2.Ma2 – Number and algebra
      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Solving numerical problems

          • KS2.Ma2.4 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • KS2.Ma2.4.a – Choose, use and combine any of the four number operations to solve word problems involving numbers in 'real life', money or measures of length, mass, capacity or time, then perimeter and area

        • Using and applying number

          • KS2.Ma2.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • Problem solving

              • KS2.Ma2.1.a – Make connections in mathematics and appreciate the need to use numerical skills and knowledge when solving problems in other parts of the mathematics curriculum

    • KS2.Ma3 – Shape, space and measures
      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Understanding measures

          • KS2.Ma3.4 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • KS2.Ma3.4.b – Recognise that measurement is approximate; choose and use suitable measuring instruments for a task; interpret numbers and read scales with increasing accuracy; record measurements using decimal notation

        • Using and applying shape, space and measures

          • KS2.Ma3.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • Problem solving

              • KS2.Ma3.1.a – Recognise the need for standard units of measurement

              • KS2.Ma3.1.b – Select and use appropriate calculation skills to solve geometrical problems

Australia – Australian Curriculum expand/collapse

  • Year 3
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG061 – Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity

  • Year 4
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG084 – Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures

  • Year 5
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG108 – Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass

New Zealand – National Standards expand/collapse

  • 4 – Year 4
    • 4.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 4.GM.1 – Measure the lengths, areas, volumes or capacities, weights, and temperatures of objects and the duration of events, reading scales to the nearest whole number and applying addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication to standard units

  • 5 – Year 5
    • 5.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 5.GM.1 – Measure time and the attributes of objects, choosing appropriate standard units and working with them to the nearest tenth

  • 6 – Year 6
    • 6.GM – Geometry and measurement

United States – Common Core State Standards expand/collapse

  • 3 – Grade 3
    • 3.MD – Measurement & Data
      • Mathematics

        • 3.MD.2 – Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). (Excludes multiplicative comparison problems (problems involving notions of “times as much”; see Glossary, Table 2 ). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem. (Excludes compound units such as cm3 and finding the geometric volume of a container.)