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Level Two > Geometry and Measurement

AO1: Create and use appropriate units and devices to measure length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), turn (angle), temperature, and time.

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Paper Planes Level 2

This unit is the first of two around making paper planes.  In this unit students investigate a variety of designs for paper airplanes and experiment to see which planes fly the furthest. They measure how far their planes fly using the standard measures of metre and cm, compare results and have a flying competition.

This unit is suitable for students that have had plenty previous experience with non-standard units and have had the concept of standard units introduced. It provides a good context for practising the use of metres and centimetres. In the second unit, Paper Planes L3, students create scatter plots of the distance their planes travel when a variable is changed.

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In this unit we explore the size of a centimetre and measure objects using the centimetre rulers that we have constructed.

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How Much Cereal?

In this unit students consolidate their knowledge of volume by using kitchen measuring cups in a variety of measuring tasks. A stations approach is employed with all the tasks based around the theme of cereal.

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Party Volumes

In this unit students build on previous experiences with litres and millilitres. Work is carried out in the context of planning a party with students measuring volumes accurately as part of the planning process. It is suggested this unit follows the units Popcorn and How Much Cereal? which involve students working with litres, half litres and cups.

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Angles

This unit uses one of the digital learning objects, Angles, to support students as they investigate measuring and drawing angles using other angles as units of measurement. It is suitable for students working at level 2 of the curriculum because they estimate and measure the size of other angles using other angles and not with compasses and protractors. This unit includes background information on teaching about angles, a sequence that can be used by the teacher when working with a group of students on the learning object, and ideas for independent student work.

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Weights

Measure using grams

Apply addition to a measurement problem

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (be systematic, use equipment).

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How Many Strips?

Measure using cm and metres

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (use equipment)

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Snails

Measure using cm.

Solve problems using minutes as the unit.

Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically

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Clockwise

In this unit we develop the concept of angle to see that an angle may be constructed in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction. We see the effect of clockwise and anticlockwise turns on objects. We also think about corners of objects that are equivalent to quarter turns. We also think about whether a corner can be a half turn. These ideas are explored physically.

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Making Benchmarks - Length

In this unit we will explore the idea of having Benchmarks of 1 metre, 1/2 metre, and 1 centimetre to aid in estimating the length of given objects.

Visit ESOL Online for a version of this unit designed to support students for whom English is an additional language.

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Pirate Plays

In this unit we explore the size of a metre and develop our own ways to estimate a metre length.

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Make a Measurement Maths Trail

In this unit students first go round a maths trail devised by the teacher. They then work in groups to devise and complete a maths trail of their own.  They then go round this new maths trail or, if another class can work in parallel, each class goes round the other’s trail.

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Outlining Area

This unit of work begins with an exploration of shapes that can be made with centimetre cubes. We draw around classroom objects then use centimetre squared paper to work out the area of their outlines.

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Popcorn

This unit is made of a number of popcorn investigations, which provide both a purposeful and enjoyable measuring context. The focus of the unit is introducing the students to the need for a standard unit for measuring volume.

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Making Benchmarks - Mass

In this unit we will explore the idea of having Benchmarks of 1 kilogram and 1/2 kilogram or 500 grams to aid in estimating the mass of given objects.

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Weighing Stations

In this unit students work at a variety of stations involving practical measuring tasks. Estimation skills and the ability to measure accurately using kilograms and grams are developed.

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Great Grams

This unit comprises 5 stations which develop our concept of the "feel" of a gram. The stations may be taken as whole class activities or they may be set up as activities that groups of students use throughout the week.

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Just a Minute

In these five activities the students develop an understanding of the duration of minutes and seconds. We also practice reading time by counting the minutes after the hour.

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Clock Wise

This week students explore hours and half-hours and experiment with two ways of telling these times: using digital and analogue approaches.

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How long does it take?

This unit involves students in looking at the lengths of time various activities take and calculating how long is spent on these activities in a week.

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Going Places

This is a level 2 link geometry activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Stretching it Out

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Medieval Mesaure

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Mighty Metres

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Squash

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Weigh Out

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Water Weights

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Fitting It In

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Clock it Up

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Me he Karaka

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Cut Off

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Dairy Day

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Quench My Thirst

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Sorting Seasons

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Cool It

This is a level 2 measurement strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Date Dilemma

This is a level 2 measurement activity from the Figure It Out theme series.

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Gumboots Away!

This is a level 2 measurement activity from the Figure It Out theme series.

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Getting Better

This is a level 2 algebra activity from the Figure It Out theme series.

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Is Rubbish a Problem?

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Types of Rubbish

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Location, Location ...

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.

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The Heat's On!

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Introducing Forces

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.

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High or Low?

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.

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Counting on Frank

This is an activity based on the picture book Counting on Frank.

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Diary of a Worm

This is an activity based on the picture book Diary of a Worm

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Wild Fibonacci: Nature’s Secret Code Revealed

This is an activity based on the picture book Wild Fibonacci: Nature’s Secret Code Revealed

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Problem Pikelets

This is a level 2-3 activity from the Figure It Out series.

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365 Penguins

This is an activity based on the picture book 365 Penguins

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Pepetuna

This is an activity based on the picture book Pepetuna

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In a Minute

This is an activity based on the picture book In a Minute