Learning Continuum of Numeracy

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This element involves students learning about measurement of length, area, volume, capacity, time and mass.

Students estimate, measure, compare and calculate using metric units when solving problems in authentic contexts. They read clocks and convert between time systems, identify and sequence dates and events using a calendar and use timetables for a variety of purposes. In developing and acting with numeracy, students:

  • estimate and measure with metric units
  • operate with clocks, calendars and timetables.

Level 3

Typically by the end of Year 4, students:

Estimate and measure with metric units

estimate, measure and compare the length, temperature, volume, capacity and mass of everyday objects using metric units and scaled instruments

Operate with clocks calendars and timetables

read digital and analogue clocks to the minute, convert between hours and minutes, use 'am' and 'pm', and use calendars to locate and compare time events

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Estimate and measure with metric units

choose and use appropriate metric units for length, area, volume, capacity and mass to solve everyday problems

Operate with clocks calendars and timetables

convert between 12- and 24-hour systems to solve time problems, interpret and use timetables from print and digital sources

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Estimate and measure with metric units

convert between common metric units for volume and capacity and use perimeter, area and volume formulas to solve authentic problems

Operate with clocks calendars and timetables

use 12- and 24-hour systems within a single time zone to solve time problems, and place personal and family events on an extended time scale