Length

| Outcomes & Indicators | Interactive Activities | Smart Notebook Lessons | iPad Apps | Assessment Task |

Outcomes and Indicators
Early Stage One
MES1.1: Describes length and distance using everyday language and compares lengths using direct comparison.

Key ideas:
  • Identify and describe the attribute of length.
  • Compare lengths directly by placing objects side-by-side and aligning the ends.
  • Record comparisons informally.
Stage One
MS1.1: Estimates, measures, compares and records lengths and distances using informal units, metres and centimetres.
Key ideas:
  • Use informal units to estimate and measure length and distance by placing informal units end-to-end without gaps or overlay.
  • Recognise the need for metres and centimetres, and use them to estimate and measure length and distance.
  • Record measurements by referring to the number and type of formal or informal units used.
Stage Two
MS2.1: Estimates, measures, compares and records lengths, distances and perimeters in metres, centimetres and millimetres.
Key ideas:
  • Estimate, measure, compare and record lengths and distances using metres, centimetres and/or millimetres.
  • Convert between metres and centimetres, and centimetres and millimetres.
  • Estimate and measure the perimeter of two dimensional shapes.
  • Records lengths and distances using decimal notation to two places.
Stage Three
MS3.1: Selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths, distances and perimeters.
Key ideas:
  • Select and use the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths, distances and perimeters.
  • Convert between metres and kilometres; millimetres, centimetres and metres.
  • Calculate and compare perimeters of squrares, rectangles and equilateral and isosceles triangles.
  • Record and measure lengths and distances using decimal notation to three places

Interactive Activities


Interactive GridInteractiveGridBUT.png
Area & PerimeterPerimeterandAreaBUT.png
Airline BuilderairlinebuilderBUT.png
Matching PairsMPmeasure.png
Perimeter & Areaareaperi.png
Length interactivescaleslength.png
Animal Heights (S1)
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Comparing Animals Heights (ES1)compareanimalheights.png
Animal Lengths (S1)animalheights2.png
Bamzooki (S2)
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At The Vets (S2)atthevets.png
Ostrich Jump (S1)
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Compare Lengths (ES1)comparelength.png
Length Measurement (ES1)measurementBUT.png
Area and Perimeter Party


Smart Notebook Lessons
File
Description

Stage 1 notebook file designed to give students opportunities to measure the length of objects using informal units.

Manipulate the informal units or ruler to calculate the length of the objects.

Stage 1 notebook file designed to give students opportunities to measure the length of objects using informal units.

Introduces how to use a ruler to measure the length of objects. Can be used to introduce students in Late Stage 1
or Stage 2.

Covers cm, mm and m ad using a ruler to measure accurately. Stage 2

Stage 2 notebook for introducing perimeter concepts. Use the ruler to measure the sides and follow the formula
for calculating the perimeter of a shape.

Estimating, measuring and calculating length of 2D shapes.Stage 2

Similar to above activity but with a few extra extension questions. Stage 2.

This notebook combines the concepts of area and perimeter while solving the real life problems associated with building a cubbyhouse. Stage 2.

iPad Apps


App Link
Cost
Description
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Measure Length - This simple app includes more than seven animals which walk onto the screen and need to be measured with the help of a translucent ruler. The child then needs to select one of the options specified which corresponds to the correct length of the animal. The animals selected to be measured get harder or easier based on the amount of time the child takes to solve each question.