MSS1/L1.4 Read, estimate, measure and compare length, weight, capacity and temperature common units and instruments (a) know the standard metric units of length, weight and capacity including abbreviations (km, m, cm, mm, kg, g, l, ml) (b) read scales to the nearest labelled and unlabelled division (c) choose and use appropriate units and measuring instruments

The way we weigh

Submitted by David Hills on Thu, 2013-09-12 09:12

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/L1.3, MSS1/E2.5, HD1/L1.4, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.9, MSS1/E2.10, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project

Level: E2, E3, L1

Functional Skills maths across several levels.
A practical exercise involving estimation (of weight), weighing items and calculating range and mean.

Editor’s note
With detailed Functional Maths mapping

Metric measure cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Tue, 2012-05-22 11:41

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.4, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.7, MSS1/L1.4

Resource type: Reference card

Level: E3, L1

Handy cards to help students with metric measurements. Created for students who learnt Imperial measures at school, but helpful to other students as well.
Print onto card and cut out.

Metric conversions - length, weight and capacity

Submitted by Lee Foster on Sat, 2012-02-25 13:04

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A notebook file to help support learners with different units of metric measurement and to show how length, weight and capacity follow similar paths.

Units of measure

Submitted by Julie Wheeler on Tue, 2011-09-06 13:05

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Makes a great revision sheet and is also useful for initial assessment. Covers 13 common metric measures – including mentions of square and cubic units. Each unit is described in a practical down to earth manner – to be matched correctly. Metric abbreviations are also covered.

Numeracy: MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.10, MSS1/L2.7, MSS2/E3.1, MSS1/L2.8, MSS2/L1.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.5

Resource type: Scheme of work

Level: E3, L1

8 week fully mapped medium term plan / scheme of work for teaching perimeter, area and volume to learners preparing for Edexcel ALAN (adult literacy and numeracy) tests.

Lots of detail – including hyperlinks to online practice tests and DfES Skills for Life worksheets. Fully mapped and differentiated. With loads of lovely hands-on kinaesthetic ideas for covering these topics.

L1 Functional Maths redecorating a room

Submitted by Leia Fee on Thu, 2010-04-01 22:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/L1.1, MSS1/L1.4

Context: Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

These tasks are a great way to practice L1 measure, area and estimating skills in a practical problem solving scenario. Scaffolding is provided for individual tasks to help build the skills required for functionality. Ideal (and fully mapped to) L1 FM.

Metric bubble revision chart

Submitted by Leia Fee on Mon, 2010-03-29 22:13

Numeracy: MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Handout or guide, Mind map, Poster, Revision material, Sort or match cards

Level: L1, L2

Metric bubblesMetric bubblesA colourful mind map that can help with remembering metric prefixes, rough metric-Imperial conversions and more. Would also make a good classroom poster. Plus a separate matching game.

Temperature and weather charts

Submitted by Anne Carlill on Sat, 2009-02-14 17:25

Numeracy: N1/L1.2, MSS1/E3.9, MSS1/L1.4

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Temperature and weather charts is a great way to introduce negative numbers and temperature in an everyday context.

Temperature and thermometers

Submitted by John Wood on Wed, 2008-04-09 16:53

Numeracy: HD1/L1.3, HD1/L1.4, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4, HD1/L1.1, HD1/L2.1, HD1/L1.2, HD1/L2.2, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L2.4

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Temperature and thermometers is a great set of ‘real life’ questions, many based on weather statistics from across the world. Covers reading scales, using two scales to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit, understanding negative temperatures, finding mean average and range, extracting information from tables and bar charts, and plotting data on line or bar charts. Due to the wide variety of skills covered, this makes an ideal end of year revision exercise- as well as neatly covering the temperature elements of the L1/2 curriculum.

Banana smoothie numeracy challenge

Submitted by Tara Preston on Sun, 2008-03-09 16:53

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.7, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

Banana smoothie numeracy challenge a hands-on practical task where groups of students must measure ingredients accurately (capacity and weight) and come up with a perfect smoothie recipe to be judged by the teacher. Marks are also awarded for an inventive smoothie name and a well written recipe (optional writing frame included for learners with Entry literacy skills) plus a detailed mark/feedback sheet.

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