Informal measurement

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Exploring informal measurements

This Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) resource illustrates how children explore the measurement of mass using a balancing scale.

The provided questions offer educators ways to challenge and support children’s thinking about measurement and foster problem-solving.

Stage: Birth to Level 2

This resource supports:

Integrated teaching and learning approach

  • Guided Play and Learning

HITS

  • Metacognitive Strategies

VEYLDF Practice Principles

  • Respectful Relationships and Responsive Engagement
  • High expectations for every child

VEYLDF Learning Outcomes

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity – Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners. Children transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another

Cross-curricular

  • Technologies: Design and Technologies

Audience

  • Early childhood practitioners

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Collect Information¬†
  • Question/analyse

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Reflective Prompt

What other opportunities can you provide for children to reflect on their new understandings of measurement?

Reflective Prompt

What other opportunities can you provide for children to reflect on their new understandings of measurement?