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Converting metric and simple imperial units

  • Year group: Year 5
  • Term: Summer
  • Topic: Length, weight and volume
  • Duration: 1 weeks
  • Keystage: KS2
  • Age Range: 9 to 10 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
  • Week Range: 9

In this chapter, pupils understand approximate equivalents between metric and common imperial units.

Pupils reinforce their work on the previous chapter by converting between different units of metric measure. They convert between millimetres, centimetres and metres for length, millilitres and litres for capacity and volume and grams and kilograms for weight (or mass).

Although pupils may have an awareness of simple imperial units both in other subjects and in real life, this chapter sees these concepts formalised. They start to understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units, such as inches, pounds and pints.

In order to understand the difference and connection between metric and imperial units of measure, pupils should be given the opportunity to use concrete materials and measuring equipment.

 Download all length, weight, area and volume chapters as a PDF 

Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Reasoning - Problem Solving - Number Problems (KS1/2) - March 31st

There are two problems for KS1 and two for KS2.

In KS1 children have to using four rules to solve two problems.

At KS2 children have some pretty tricky number problems to solve.

Every day in March the White Rose Maths Hub is aiming to put out a question of the day.

Tweet us @WRMathsHub a picture of your children's answers for a chance to win a prize.
By WRMaths

Converting units

Direct link to our Y5 scheme.
By WRMaths

Converting units

Direct link to our Y5 scheme.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Converting units (metric and simple imperial)

Enabling pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through independent work is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.
This activity explores converting units (metric and simple imperial).
• Pupils should complete these tasks using concrete manipulatives as part of the CPA approach
• Pupils should be encouraged to explain their working in full sentences
• These tasks may be adapted with pupils working in pairs to encourage mathematical discussion


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Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.
We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Converting units (metric and simple imperial)

Deepening pupils’ understanding of key mathematical ideas is a core element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Our Key Constructs highlight the essential mathematical concepts all pupils are expected to grasp within each year group, with accompanying guidance for assessing pupil progress.

Our Key Constructs are closely aligned to the National Curriculum’s objectives. We know these can be tricky to evidence, so we’ve included an example task for each concept, as well as ideas to support slower-graspers and depth tasks to challenge higher-attaining pupils.

• Pupils should work through the tasks independently
• Teachers should incorporate the CPA approach to support pupils’ learning
• Opportunities for depth and scaffolding are built into each task

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 5 - Measurement - Converting Units - Week 9 - Summer - Block 4 - White Rose

This is pack 1 of 2 for the Year 5 - Measurement - Converting Units (Block 4). This pack covers week 9.

Please see: Week 10

It covers the small steps:

• Kilograms and kilometres
• Milligrams and millilitres
• Metric units

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:

• Worksheets -Kilograms and kilometres
• Activity - Kilo partners
• Worksheets - Milligrams and millilitres
• Activity - Match cards - Milligrams and millilitres
• Worksheets - Metric units
• Activity - Metric measures dice game
• Lesson starters for the week
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 5 - Measurement - Converting Units - Week 10 - Summer - Block 4 - White Rose

This is pack 2 of 2 for the Year 5 - Measurement - Converting Units (Block 4). This pack covers week 10.

Please see: Week 9

It covers the small steps:

• Imperial units
• Converting units of time
• Timetables

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:

• Worksheets - Imperial units
• Activity - Imperial units of time
• Worksheets - Converting units of time
• Activity - Converting units of time
• Worksheets - Timetables
• Activity - Timetable (Create questions)
• Template - Timetable (Create your own)
• Activity - Timetable
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Shape & Space patio investigation

A lesson resource pack based on a real life problem about building a patio. (Actually based on my own patio!). To be delivered over 1 or several lessons. Differentiated activitiy sheets to suit Year 4 - 6. Topics also included: using and applying numbers; multi-step problems.

By kittycat3

Measures

Conversion of units
By howsoonisnow