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Duration Action Cubes

Duration Action Cubes
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Description

These Duration Action Cubes are an engaging and hands on way to compare duration of common actions/activities.

Students complete the action on the cube and determine which activity took longer. Students are given opportunities to predict, compare and explain with reason why certain activities take a shorter/longer time.  

Use as a whole class to foster open discussions about duration or use during rotations as a fun hands on activity.
 

Suitable for
  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

MAe-1WM old

Describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials and informal recordings

MAe-3WM old

Uses concrete materials and/or pictorial representations to support conclusions

MAe-9MG old

Describes and compares lengths and distances using everyday language

MAe-11MG old

Describes and compares the capacities of containers and the volumes of objects or substances using everyday language

MAe-12MG old

Describes and compares the masses of objects using everyday language

MAe-13MG old

Sequences events, uses everyday language to describe the durations of events, and reads hour time on clocks

MAE-GM-02 new

Describes and compares lengths

MAE-GM-03 new

Identifies half the length and the halfway point

MAE-3DS-01 new

Manipulates, describes and sorts three-dimensional objects

MAE-3DS-02 new

Describes and compares volumes

MAE-NSM-01 new

Describes and compares the masses of objects

MAE-NSM-02 new

Sequences events and reads hour time on clocks

AC9MFM01 9

Identify and compare attributes of objects and events, including length, capacity, mass and duration, using direct comparisons and communicating reasoning

AC9MFM02 9

Sequence days of the week and times of the day including morning, lunchtime, afternoon and night time, and connect them to familiar events and actions

ACMMG006 8.4

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

ACMMG007 8.4

Compare and order duration of events using everyday language of time

VCMMG078

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

VCMMG079

Compare and order the duration of events using the everyday language of time

VCMMG080

Connect days of the week to familiar events and actions

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