Primary maths: Measurement

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07th November 2019
Colourful rulers to be used during a primary maths measurement lesson

Hand-picked resources to help teaching maths measurement in the primary classroom

Grounded in everyday life, teaching measurement is one of the most practical maths topics. Quite simply, it’s time to get the rulers, beakers, scales, money and clocks out for students to learn with. With measuring equipment at the ready, why not take a look at the measurement lessons, activities and worksheets shared by the Tes community? Looking for more primary resources? Take a look at our Primary collection.

KS1 estimating and measuring length, volume and capacity and mass resources

Here, we have collected a range of measurement activities for KS1 classes to support them in estimating and measuring, understanding topic-related vocabulary, using the correct units of measurement and solving problems involving measures.

Capacity Worksheets

A selection of worksheets on Capacity, suitable for KS1.
By ehazelden

Weight

A collection of the materials I created during our weight topic. Use the shopping activities and the items for children to cut them out and stick them in the trolley or basket depending on their weight. Enjoy!
By Steffster

Maths Measuring KS1

Several worksheets for use with KS1 children to learn how to measure both in non standard and standard units.

By samlaing

Measuring in cm

A simple activity for children to measure balloon strings in cm then draw kite tails with a ruler in cm.
By renosparks

Year 1 Maths Measurement: Capacity and volume

A powerpoint explaining what language to use for different types of capacity, eg full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter, and a capacity vocabulary display.

By highwaystar

Measuring Capacity - Year 2 (PowerPoint and worksheets)

KS1 Maths Teaching Resources: Measuring Capacity - Year 2

In this Year 2 teaching resource pupils are taught to choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure capacity. They are also required to compare and order different capacities and record the results using >, < and = (as per the Year 2 Programme of Study – Measurement).

It includes a 43 slide PowerPoint presentation, interactive quizzes and four accompanying worksheets to consolidate learning.
By Online_Teaching_Resources

KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Measurements Revision

These Year 2 SATs style revision questions on measurements cover length, height, mass, temperature and capacity. There are 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 SATs style problems with answers.







The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 and Year 3 curriculum and is in the style of a SATs paper.







The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum and is based on past SATs papers.







The lower level (Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 1 curriculum.







No further preparation required.
By Blossoming Minds

Exploring weight and mass

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of weight and mass

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

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By Mathematics Mastery

Year 1 - Measuring with a Ruler - White Rose

Differentiated worksheets for White Rose Maths Planning, Year 1, Spring 2 (Length and Height) - Measuring using a ruler.

Worksheets for SEN/LA, MA (2 pages) and HA. There is a link to where Problem Solving and Reasoning Challenges can be found.

Worksheets all produced in Publisher. I have added the worksheets in PDF format as well.

By missmartin92

Estimating and Measuring in CMs (around the classroom) Worksheet

Ideal for year 2/3 class to practice accurate estimating and measuring in centimetres as a whole class activity. Worksheet is colourful and engaging, all children were engaged in the lesson and thoroughly enjoyed measuring and estimating!

By jeniflower123

KS2 estimating and measuring length, volume and capacity and mass resources

Building upon their learning in KS1, take a look at these KS2 measurement lessons and activities that support pupils in practising and applying knowledge and skills involving measurements.

Differentiated Length Word Problems

These are 2 worksheets with word problems involving length. They are both differentiated 3 ways (L/M/H). One sheet requires chn to simply solve the problem, the other requires them to convert measures before solving them. I used them with my Y4/5 class, but could easily be adapted for across KS2 :)
By Rose Mac

Volume of Cuboids And Capacity (Word Problems)

Pupils can relate to these real word problems involving volume of cuboids and capacity. Use this power point illustration as class discussion. Hope you it useful.
By jinkydabon

KS2 Maths (Length, Distance, Height)

These topic-focused SATs questions at the end of a unit will help to test and extend students’ understanding as well as helping them to prepare for SATs next year. These questions have fully-worked solutions which can be displayed on a whiteboard making feedback with students more efficient.
Click 👉 tes.com/…/KS2-Maths-Questions… for similar-style compilations on the other KS2 topics.<hr>This particular compilation is from the MEASUREMENT strand and contains questions on Length, height and distance. Students will have to read a variety of scales and be able to convert between mm, cm, metres and kilometres.<hr>I have designed this compilation to be printed as an A4 or A5 booklet which is in the style of the actual SATs papers and is convenient for use in class or as homework. It can even be given to individual students if a parent is asking for ‘some more work’!

KEY POINTS:

  • I have provided full answers, with comments and working where helpful.
  • I have maintained the style of the actual SATs questions so that students can become comfortable with the way that SATs questions are presented.
  • Most of the questions are from actual SATs papers, but I have also added questions so that this resource matches the requirements the current curriculum better than the older resources that are still in common use (note that many of the older resources of this type contain questions on topics which are no longer examined).
  • I have spent a lot of time arranging the questions so that there is a general increase in difficulty as students work through them, and so that they fit on the pages better - this means less wasted space and significant paper-saving when printing 😃
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By Maths4Everyone

KS2 Maths (Mass)

These topic-focused SATs questions at the end of a unit will help to test and extend students’ understanding as well as helping them to prepare for SATs next year. These questions have fully-worked solutions which can be displayed on a whiteboard making feedback with students more efficient.
Click 👉 tes.com/…/KS2-Maths-Questions… for similar-style compilations on the other KS2 topics.<hr>This particular compilation is from the MEASUREMENT strand and contains questions on Mass. Students will have to read a variety of scales and be able to convert between grams and kilograms. Included are some worded questions with involve performing a variety of different calculations involving mass.<hr>I have designed this compilation to be printed as an A4 or A5 booklet which is in the style of the actual SATs papers and is convenient for use in class or as homework. It can even be given to individual students if a parent is asking for ‘some more work’!

KEY POINTS:

  • I have provided full answers, with comments and working where helpful.
  • I have maintained the style of the actual SATs questions so that students can become comfortable with the way that SATs questions are presented.
  • Most of the questions are from actual SATs papers, but I have also added questions so that this resource matches the requirements the current curriculum better than the older resources that are still in common use (note that many of the older resources of this type contain questions on topics which are no longer examined).
  • I have spent a lot of time arranging the questions so that there is a general increase in difficulty as students work through them, and so that they fit on the pages better – this means less wasted space and significant paper-saving when printing 😃
    <hr>👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬.
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By Maths4Everyone

Estimating and measuring mass recording tables year 3/4

3 differentiated tables to record the estimation and measurement of the mass of objects.
By EJH95

20 KS2 problem cards based on measure

20 KS2 problem cards based on measure

find more mastery maths cards in my TES store or at:
www.uniqueclassrooms.com
By erylands

Capacity and Volume (UK version) – 30+ printables

PLEASE NOTE – This is the UK version. If you require the US version, please visit our shop.

Included in this pack:
Capacity/Volume Conversion Chart
Estimating capacity x 2
Comparing capacity
More or less
Reading capacity (Cylinders) x 2
Recording capacity (Cylinders) x 2
Create your own capacity (Cylinders)
Challenge a friend (Cylinders)
Reading capacity (Jug) x 2
Recording capacity (Jug) x 4
Create your own capacity (Jug)
Challenge a friend (Jug)
Volume/Capacity Conversion Chart
Counting the cubes x 5
Volumes of rectangular prisms x 3
Volumes of rectangular prisms (two prisms combined)
Find the volume table
Find the height, width or depth table

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Volume Year 6 (2 lessons)

Two lessons on volume that introduce the concept, thinking about cubes and cuboids and their properties initially. This then moves on to working through practice examples and questions where there is chance for children to practice before seeing if they are right. Included are pink and green bubbles to support and challenge before it then moves on to one of the two activity sheets. The second lesson then follows up with some recap before focussing on challenge questions before children continue with their activity, checking mistakes and finishing off challenge questions.

By krisgreg30

KS2 perimeter and area resources

Using knowledge of the four operations and skills they have already learned about measures, area and perimeter is a skill that children can contextualise in every day life. From worksheets to lesson packs, there are a variety of resources to try.

Perimeter and Area worksheet

I created this worksheet for my Year 5's to revise area and perimeter. I&'ve tried to balance the questions to provide middle / less able with more of a challenge yet allowing them to do some questions independently with ease. Please let me know if you have found it useful.
By callen5

Year 3 Perimeter activities

Activities designed to meet Year 3 objectives on Perimeter. Increasing complexity.
By MELDAVES

Mastery Maths - Year 6 Reasoning - Volume and Area - Sample

A sample of our ‘Mastery Maths’ range, which is available from our TES shop

By PrimarySolutions

Year 4 Perimeter of a Rectangle Autumn Block 3 Step 3 Maths Lesson Pack

This Year 4 Perimeter of a Rectangle maths lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and reasoning problem solving questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The reasoning and problem solving resource is differentiated in three ways and includes two problem solving and one reasoning question types.

You can find more Year 4 Length and Perimeter resources here.

By ClassroomSecrets

KS2 converting measures resources

Converting measurements in KS2 can be tricky, so why not take a look at these resources which include worksheets, word problems and a game of bingo.

Converting Measures: Length

I used this with a mixed year 5 and 6 class. It's just a simple worksheet that gives pupils practice on converting between units of length. I explain the rule to them and then they got on with the worksheet for practice.
By linzik

Year 6- Spring - Measurement-Converting Units - White Rose Style

For those following white rose, we have made teaching slides for fluency- Year 6, converting units of measurement, spring term, (block 4).

Visit our facebook page for more resources!

By closingthegapltd

Metric Conversion | Bingo Game

This Bingo game covers metric conversion including mm, cm, m and km; ml and L; mg, g, kg and metric tons. As well as converting, for example, centimetres in millimetres, question also involved multiples conversions such as millimetres into metres.

The set contains 72 question cards and bingo cards for students to fill in their values, from a given list of possible solutions.

This game is an easily printed and prepared thanks to easy-cut guides. It comes with well-explained rules of play, and makes a great time filler for an entire class or a high quality game for one on one tuition.

This is included in the Bingo Bundle with 4 other activities at a discount price.

By LittleStreams

Converting measurements Year 3/4 mixed abilities

Converting between mm, cm and m.

Different abilities.
By Hannahhandley29

Converting Units of Measure Puzzles (Worksheets)

Parents might like these fun printable activities for home learning. Converting Between Different Units of Measure Revision: 6 Hidden Word / Spot the Mistake Puzzles Worksheets (and solutions) for KS2 Maths / Numeracy (especially Year 5 and 6 - Y5 / Y6) and early KS3 (and equivalents). Conversion of metric units only: millimetres, centimetres, metres, kilometres, millilitres, litres, grams and kilograms. All puzzles are in PDF format. Early finishers love being challenged by them plus they make great collaborative starters too!


Includes a puzzle for each of the list below:

  • Converting Length (one-star, less challenging version)

  • Converting Length (two-star, more challenging)

  • Converting Volume / Capacity

  • Converting Weight (Mass)

  • Ordering Measurements

  • Converting Measurements for Mental Addition and Subtraction calculations


An engaging alternative to standard worksheets, these no-prep measurement puzzles make ideal starter, early finisher, revision or homework activities. They can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. They are similar to codebreaker puzzles, with a maths-related word to be revealed after converting, ordering, adding or subtracting the measurement. Each puzzle contains a grid. Pupils circle any boxes containing errors, then put together the letters from these boxes to reveal a maths word.

Pupils often forget or avoid checking their own work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves.

The range of puzzles in this resource is ideal for differentiation and / or to cater for a range of groups and classes across Key Stage 2 (KS2) and some early KS3. Hopefully they'll be helpful for your teaching over many years.

I hope your students enjoy using these puzzles. I would be grateful for a review if you get a spare moment.

A Mega Bundle of 12 of my hidden word puzzle packs, including this one, is available for a huge saving:

Maths Hidden Word Puzzles MEGA BUNDLE

Please visit FullShelf Resources for engaging, time-saving printables, activities and presentations to plan Primary (and some Secondary) Literacy / English, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons.
By FullShelf

Year 6 Convert Metric Measures Spring Block 4 Step 2 Maths Lesson Pack

This Year 6 Convert Metric Measures maths lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and reasoning problem solving questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The reasoning and problem solving resource is differentiated in three ways and includes one problem solving and two reasoning question types.

You can find more Year 6 Converting Units Resources here.

By ClassroomSecrets

KS1 and KS2 time resources

From learning to tell the time to calculating the duration of an event, we have gathered together a range of time resources for you to use with your class.

Year 1 time challenges and problems

These problems have been created for understanding time in year 1
By teachchan

Year 3- Differentiated time worksheets- White Rose Style

One week of worksheets for Year 3- Time
Planning Included

L1- Months and Years

L2-Ordering Dates

L3-Times and Events

L4- Telling the Time to 5 Minutes

L5- Drawing Hands on a Clock

Visit our website www.masterthecurriculum for editable resources.

By closingthegapltd

Convert Analogue and Digital Times

Worksheets to convert time between analogue and digital, in either direction, including 12-hour and 24-hour clock.
By helenfharvey

Can I compare durations of events?

Fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheet looking at comparing lengths of time
By bch89

Reasoning slides and cards- Year 2- measurement- time

Reasoning slides to engage pupils in discussion and extend their understanding of time. Reasoning cards for evidence in children's books.

Visit www.goodstuffprimaryresources.com for a range of differentiated resources and other free resources.
By gsprimaryeducation

Converting Time (minutes to seconds, hours to minutes)

A self explanatory exercise for those who need a bit of extra practice on converting time.
Originally made for a lower Year 5 class.
By hafsarm

KS1 and KS2 money resources

Using money is a practical skill all children need to learn, so to help your pupils count those pennies, take a look at these calculating, converting and problem solving resources.

Money worksheets KS1- coin recognition, change and problem solving

Money worksheets KS1- coin recognition, change and problem solving, differentiated by amount (10p, 20p or 50p).

By gemvictoria

Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

Please find within this download:

A detailed and engaging PowerPoint, Differentiated (SEN, LA, MA, HA, Mastery and Greater Depth) Worksheet with Answer Sheet for a complete lesson on this Year 4 Measurement statement: estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

The PowerPoint has the following features:

→ Starter activity
→ Extremely logical and simplistic explanations
→ Discusses key vocabulary related to the learning objective
→ Shows how to solve estimation problems, comparison problems and calculations
→ Shows how to estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
→ Learning Objective and differentiated success criteria
→ Animated count-down timer
→ Plenary activity

The Word Document has the following features:

→ Differentiated activities from SEN to greater depth
→ Coloured activity boxes to help you quickly assign tasks to children
→ Learning objective and short date which automatically show the correct date
→ Differentiated success criteria that link with the PowerPoint
→ Answer sheet included for all questions

Explore our other Year 4 Measurement Lessons:

[Convert between different units of measure for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute
Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres
Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes, minutes to seconds, years to months, weeks to days

By PrimaryPros

KS2 - Money Reasoning and Problem Solving

A set of 3 differentiated maths activities. If you liked this resource, please give my facebook page (where there are many exclusive to facebook resources) a like.
https://www.facebook.com/clickandteachresources

By clickandteach

KS1 Money Maths Bundle

These are Powerpoint resources and therefore can be used as a whole-class activity on the board or printed out and utilised as worksheets for children to work on individually or in small groups.

These are suitable for KS1 lessons or KS2 intervention and have been differentiated to use with attainment levels as appropriate. The resources can be edited if you wish to personalise them further.

  • Money 1: Children are to draw the coins needed to reach the total. Alternatively they can write the numbers, e.g., 5p+5p+1p.
  • Money 2: Children are to draw the coins needed (in ONLY 1ps, 2ps, etc., depending on the question) to reach the total.
  • Money 3: Children are to draw the coins needed (any value) to reach the total. It may be useful to extend the children’s learning by asking them if there are alternative ways to reach the total.
  • Money 4: Children are to write the number value of the coins, e.g., 16p.
  • Money 5: Children are to write the pence value of the pounds value. It may be useful to explain the decimal point moving two places or multiplying by 100. The following activity in Money 5 is the same but working the opposite way.
  • Money 6: Encourage children to show their working and talk you through their thought process.
  • Money 7: Encourage children to make up their own creative questions. Who can challenge their work partner the most?
  • Money 8: Children have to halve the “Old Price” to come up with the “New Price”. This could be extended further by telling the children they have a “three quarters off sale” and encouraging them to halve the original price then halve again to find the new price.
  • Money 9: Children have to add together the coins then write the number value in the price tags.
By lorelyse

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