# SACE Stage 1 General Mathematics – Measurement

2.1 Application of Measuring Devices and Units of Measurement

2.2 Perimeter and Area of Plane Shapes

2.3 Volume and Surface area of Solids

2.4 Scale and Rates

Students apply measurement techniques such as estimation, units of measurement, scientific notation, and measuring devices and consider their accuracy. They extend their understanding of Pythagoras’ theorem and use formulae to calculate the perimeter, area, and volume of the standard plane and solid shapes, including triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, ellipses, prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres. This study is extended to compounds of these shapes. Estimating irregular areas and volumes are considered by approximating simple regular shapes or applying Simpson’s rule.

Students examine scales as they apply in practical contexts, such as reading and making maps, plans, or models. Problems set in familiar contexts are used to develop students’ understanding of rates as changes in related measurements, for example, flow rates, density, or unit pricing.

*Source – Subject Outline, South Australian Certificate of Education 2023*

SACE Stage 1 General Mathematics Courses

SACE Stage 1 General Mathematics Syllabus

## Course Content

### Measurement

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