Measuring Up

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People use all kinds of tools to measure distance, weight, area, and time. Measuring Upexplains how these things were measured in the past and the history of the measuring tools and systems that we use today.
Features of the Book – Comparison of past and present measuring systems, – Procedural text, – Specialised vocabulary – thermometer, units, standard, area, milestone, paces, imperial, Purpose Measuring Up can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – identifying problems and predicting outcomes, – making inferences and supporting them with evidence from the text, – exploring word families, – developing an argument based on information in the text, – exploring the ways that people measure distance weight area and time.

Themes covered in this book are: History, Science and Technology, Maths

Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)

AuthorJanine Scott

SeriesSkyrider Investigations

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level23


Theme/TopicHistory | Maths | Science and Technology

Strategy/SkillsMaking inferences | Making predictions | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count32