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Achievement objective GM6-1

In a range of meaningful contexts, students will be engaged in thinking mathematically and statistically. They will solve problems and model situations that require them to:

  • measure at a level of precision appropriate to the task.


  • Selects appropriate units for measuring tasks.
  • Identifies limits of accuracy for a measurement.
  • Estimates sensibly.
  • Understands the effect of the accuracy of a measurement on subsequent calculations, for example, measuring lengths and using these to find areas and volumes.
  • Makes links to appropriate units GM6-2 and measurement of triangles GM6-6.
  • See key mathematical ideas on NZmaths.


GM6-1 links to M7-3, M8-4.

What is new/changed?

  • This was previously located in the number strand.

Possible context elaborations

Assessment for qualifications

NCEA achievement standards at level 1, 2 and 3 have been aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum. Please ensure that you are using the correct version of the standards by going to the NZQA website.

The following achievement standard(s) could assess learning outcomes from this AO.

  • AS91032 Mathematics and statistics 1.7 Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems

Refer to the mathematics and statistics matrix.

Last updated September 26, 2013