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


  • recognising that some units of measurement are better suited for some tasks than others, for example kilometres rather than metres to measure the distance between two towns (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating alternative measures of scale to demonstrate that these vary between countries and change over time, for example temperature measurement in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and USA (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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