10. Measurement

Lesson

We need to remember how to order numbers to help us in this lesson.

Order these numbers from largest to smallest.

a

73, \, 33, \, 37

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b

671, \, 167, \, 617

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Idea summary

When we use place value to order numbers, always start with the highest place value.

We could weigh each object in a group to put them in order but we could also use balance scales. We can work out which object is heavier or lighter out of two objects, then compare it to another object.

In the video, we will use the mass to compare objects, as well as balance scales.

We want to order these animals from lightest to heaviest.

a

Which of these animals is the heaviest?

A

Sparrow

B

Cockatoo

C

Pigeon

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b

Which of these animals is the second lightest?

A

Sparrow

B

Cockatoo

C

Pigeon

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c

Which of these animals is the lightest?

A

Sparrow

B

Pigeon

C

Cockatoo

Worked Solution

Idea summary

To put objects in order by mass, we need to make sure we are using the same unit of measurement, such as grams, for each object we are comparing.