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# metric

## How Big Is It?: A book all about bigness

This is an activity based on the picture book How Big is It?: A book all about bigness

## How Fast Is It?: A zippy book all about speed

This is an activity based on the picture book How Fast Is It?: A zippy book all about speed

## Weighty Problems

This unit comprises 6 stations which involve the students solving problems which involve applying and interpreting aspects of mass. In addition one of the stations introduces the concepts of net and gross mass. The stations may be taken as whole class activities of they may be set up as activities that groups of students use throughout the week.

## 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.

## 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.

## Supermarket Shopping

In this unit we introduce the kilogram as a standard unit of measurement using the context of Supermarket shopping. We develop our understanding of the "feel" of a kilogram by making our own kilogram weights.

## 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.

## Oranges L4

In this unit we focus on selecting appropriate units for measurement in practical situations.  We ask the students to justify the instrument they have used for the degree of accuracy required in their measurements.

## Marshmallows

In this unit, students use marshmallows in a range of interesting measurement tasks.  Concepts covered include mass, volume, temperature, time, and area, with the skill of estimation being developed.

## Oranges L3

In this unit we focus on selecting appropriate units for measurement and carrying out practical measuring tasks.  The context will be measuring various attributes of an orange.