Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Area - second, third and fourth class

Content for second class

The child should be enabled to

  • Estimate and measure area using non-standard units e.g. how many playing-cards, postcards or workbooks cover the table? Which shape is the most suitable?
    Measure the area of the same surface several times with different units to find
    which surface has more wood, the table-top or the window-sill?
    Children suggest ways of finding out estimate, discuss, measure and record.

Content for third class

The child should be enabled to

  • Estimate, compare and measure the area of regular and irregular shapes?
    Counting non-standard square units.

Content for fourth class

The child should be enabled to

  • Estimate, compare and measure the area of regular and irregular shapes?
    Use standard square units: sq. cm, sq. m (cm2, m2).