MSS1/E2.5 Read, estimate, measure and compare length using common non-standard and standard units (e.g. metre, paces, cms). (a) understand that non-standard units are not agreed measures and can therefore vary (b) understand that standard measures are fixed (c) know that metres and cms are metric units of length, and have an idea of their size relative to familiar things (d) recognise and write metre and centimetre in full, and abbreviated to m, cm (e) know that 1m = 100cm (f) understand metre and cm divisions on simple scales (g) know how to use a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest cm.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.3, MSS1/E1.4, MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E3.5

Resource type: Cut and stick

Level: E1, E2, E3

A collection of worksheets asking students to cut out and put the items in order using a given criterion. More able students can measure the items.

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.

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


Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2009-06-19 17:25

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS2/E3.2, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS2/E2.2, N1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.10, MSS2/L1.1, MSS2/L1.2, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.7

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

Level: E2, E3, L1

A hands-on activity that covers measuring, multiplying and 3D shapes (and a quick game of Jenga!).
Plus suggested L1 extension activities that cover perimeter, area, volume, metric measures and tessellation.

Measuring length and handling data

Submitted by Jennifer Whitehead on Mon, 2009-02-09 17:25

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, HD1/E2.1, HD1/E2.2, HD1/E2.3, HD1/E2.4, HD1/E2.5

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

Level: E2

A fabulous 19 page booklet providing comprehensive coverage of measuring length at Entry 2 (and above). Cleverly links in with all the Entry 2 data handling elements by asking learners to record data in tables and bar charts. Includes using non-standard units, estimating and measuring height, using bar charts and tables and interpreting the results, measuring lines, investigations, frog jumping and paper aeroplane races; plus student progress tracker.

Wordle activities for Entry level numeracy

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2008-09-03 16:52

Numeracy: N1/E1.4, N1/E1.5, N1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.5, MSS2/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1, MSS1/E2.6, N1/E3.6, MSS1/E2.7, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.7

Free tags: Wordle

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Fabulous word and number cloud activities for E1 (maths words), E2 (odd even nos. and 2D shapes) and E3 (recognise, sort and and order metric measures). With instructions, extension ideas and answer sheets.

Posting parcels

Submitted by Lynn Savage on Tue, 2007-05-01 14:04

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.6, MSS2/E3.1, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/L1.4

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

Posting parcels provides a wonderful realistic and practical task – working out the cost of sending various sized parcels by Royal Mail. Covers weighing, measuring, reading information from tables, awareness of 3d shapes and space, etc.
Written by Lynn Savage and Judith Ryan

Feeding and weeding the lawn

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:11

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, N1/E2.6, N1/E3.7, MSS1/L1.9, N1/L1.8, N1/E3.9, MSS1/L2.7, N1/L1.3, N1/L2.4, N1/L2.1, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.6

Free tags: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Teaching idea

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

How to play Battleships

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Mon, 2006-02-13 17:12

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/L1.8, MSS1/L1.9, MSS1/E3.5

Resource type: Game, Informative presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A step by step guide to playing the classic game. Inspired by Steph McGill’s Make your own Battleships this PPT can be used alone or to accompany Steph’s original 2003 resource (see below).

Measure cards

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2004-02-07 14:02

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.7, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L2.2, MSS1/E3.4, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.5, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.3, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

4 sets of word cards, 2 sets of picture cards. Sort, match, order and group cards. Metric measures, imperial measures, units of time, measuring instruments, suitable units. Makes great starter or revision activities. Build active learning into your lessons. Ideal for visual and kinaesthetic learners.

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