Tes Maths ROTW: Exploring measurements

Delve into the history of metric and imperial measurements with the help of this presentation, recommended by Tes Maths

Craig Barton

Tes Maths ROTW: Exploring Measurements

Make sure learners don't feel lost when exploring measurements with this visual presentation, from grallert

What is it?

While there’s no formal requirement to know the history of metric and imperial conversation, I believe students should be familiar with it.

Full of fun facts about inches, feet and yards, this visual presentation provides an engaging way to acquaint learners with the basics. And, once they’ve been introduced to metric and imperial conversions, there’s plenty of opportunity to recap ratios, decimals and general arithmetic – what more could you want? 

How can it be used?

This presentation is a rare example of where we can show the relevance of maths in the real world.

Walk your students through how things used to be, before delving into conversion of units and recapping key topics. They'll certainly be glad that we went metric!


Craig Barton was speaking to Victoria Haughton. He is a secondary maths teacher in the north of England.