MSS1/L1.7 Convert units of measure in the same system (a) know the relationship between metric units

Converting metric measures of length info sheet

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Thu, 2013-10-03 15:29

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.6, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.5

Free tags: convert, measure, metric, Metric units

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster, Reference card

My L1 learners were really struggling to remember what to do to convert units of measurement and were getting very confused at the initial stage, so I made this resource and laminated it so that it was available for them to look at if they couldn’t remember. Could also be made into a poster.

A resource I created to support my students getting used to what they needed to divide or multiply by to convert between units. Can easily be laminated for repeated use, or increased in size and turned in to a poster.

Metric and Imperial measurements

Submitted by Louise Dumbell on Tue, 2012-09-04 14:37

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.5

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Informative presentation

In the construction trades there is still a need for some students to understand the difference between Imperial and metric units of measure. This is a Powerpoint presentation to help with this. I have used it with E3 and L1 students.

Editor’s note
I have classified this as L1 and L2.

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.

Metric units slider

Submitted by Joaquin Llorente on Fri, 2012-01-20 10:04

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.7, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.5

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: E3, L1, L2

Inspired by Jane Russell’s place value slider (see below), this slider allows for easy conversion of metric units. I printed the sliders on A3 paper so there would be enough to pull from both sides. I used different colours for weight, distance and capacity.

An illustrated example shows how to use the sliders. Sets of 4 sliders are on different pages to make it easier to print on different colour paper. A photograph of the finsihed slider i salso availalbe below

Follow me cards - measuring

Submitted by Ruth Read on Thu, 2011-09-15 12:21

Numeracy: Perimeter area volume, Length weight capacity temperature scales, MSS1/L1.7

Free tags: Follow me game

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Revision material, Warm-up

This worked well as a bit of revision on measuring for a mixed class E2-L2. Also makes a good warm-up activity.
I’ve used different colours for easier and harder answers, so you can differentiate when you give the cards out (blue ones are supposed to be a bit easier, red ones a bit harder, and purple in between).

Measurement fraction cards

Submitted by Angela Qarini on Tue, 2011-06-28 16:58

Numeracy: N2/E3.6, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.4, MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E3, L1, L2

A clever and unusual set of 3-way matching cards to help underpin the following skills: converting measures , expressing one number as a fraction of another, find parts of quantities, and simplifying fractions. Can be differentiated for E3-L2.
Forms part of a set of 5 resources linked to an excellent L1-2 lesson plan (that also focuses on expressing one number as a fraction of another). Can also be used independently.

Metric and Imperial measures posters

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2011-06-05 17:47

Numeracy: MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.3, MSS1/L2.6

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

A set of 2 posters for the classroom – also useful as handouts.
Metric measures (L1 upwards) – clarifies metric prefixes
Imperial measures (L1-2) – I’m not expecting students to know or learn these facts but this poster makes a useful discussion prompt (about the difficulties of working with Imperial measures and how much easier it is to use metric units) and also includes interesting facts about the history of Imperial units.

L1 metric conversions triangular jigsaw

Submitted by Louise Dillon on Sat, 2011-04-16 11:43

Numeracy: N2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: L1

This 16 piece triangular jigsaw is a great way to practise straightforward metric conversions (click on the picture left for details) and also finding simple fractions of amounts. Covers length, weight and capacity. As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print either a standard or large version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Metric units of measure - conversions

Submitted by Joaquin Llorente on Thu, 2011-04-14 11:11

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.7, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.5

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Teaching idea

Level: E3, L1, L2

This Powerpoint presentation describes, with examples, a simple method to convert between metric units. The method is based on a table similar to a place value table.

I use this method over 3 or 4 lessons. In the first lesson I introduce the table using distance units and encourage the students to remember the number of columns and the headings.

St George's Day maths L1-L2

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-04-07 16:15

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3, N1/L1.1, N1/L1.10, N1/L2.4, HD1/L1.2, N2/L1.11, N2/L2.10, MSS1/L1.6, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.5, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, St George's Day

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A revision of L1 numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity. Question themes include: population of UK districts, languages spoken in London, major religions, planning a St George’s Day street party. Topics covered include calculating and converting measures, working with large numbers, representing data, ratios, fractions, percentages and substitution.

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