Station # 1- Directional Poles (Location)

Topic Focus: Measurement and Geometry

Victorian Curriculum Standards:

Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (VCMMG078)

Measure and compare the lengths, masses and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units (VCMMG095)

Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (VCMMG115)

Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, area, mass and capacity (VCMMG140)


  1. area
  2. centimetre
  3. convert
  4. decimal
  5. degree
  6. distance
  7. equivalent
  8. estimate
  9. kilometre
  10. length
  11. measure
  12. measurement
  13. metre
  14. metric
  15. millimetre
  16. minute
  17. perimetre
  18. represent
  19. ruler
  20. scale
  21. unit
  22. width

Goal: I can find the location of the school online and use a strategy to estimate and then measure its length.

 Activity/ Task:

  1. Using a unit of informal measurement, measure the length of Moonee Ponds Primary School. What would be the best unit of measurement to use?
  2.  Now that you have an informal unit, convert it into a formal unit. What formal units do you already know?
  3. Now that you have an accurate unit of measurement can you work out how many school lengths we would need to travel in order to get t0 the Melbourne Zoo from Moonee Ponds Primary School? How long would it take to walk this route?