Maths - Measure units and language

11th March 2011 at 00:00

What is it?

"Measuring" is a selection of tools to model concepts, activities to introduce measuring language and units, and worksheets for pupils to practise all aspects of measuring.

How to use it

Teaching tools include a simple class clock for the interactive whiteboard, suitable for early years or P1-3 pupils. Children can set or read the time, or move the hands to show an hour earlier or later, for example. A digital clock tool for the same age group can be used to demonstrate time intervals. Pupils can set earlier or later times, and identify the intervals between two clocks (both uploaded by TESiboard).

Pupil activities from sen teacher include a random clock face for telling the time, with several levels of difficulty, while a worksheet from Frizzy64 asks pupils to calculate when a cake will be ready, depending on when it went in the oven. "Cooking" time can be varied to suit younger or older pupils.

A PowerPoint presentation from Rushtini, aimed at P2-3, looks at measuring in centimetres, converting into metres and reading an unmarked scale. For P4-7 pupils, another PowerPoint, this time from grallert, with animation and sound effects, provides an introduction to the concept of metric weights and measures.

A P4-7 activity from cleggy 1611 sets a series of measurement problems based around Springfield, the home of the Simpsons, and covers topics including using and applying number and multi-step problems. In the non- animated world, a resource from amberrose uses images from Google Earth to set pupils the task of measuring the perimeter and area of buildings.

Where to find it

The collection can be found at www.tes.co.ukmaths-measure.

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