# MSS1/E3.5

MSS1/E3.5 Read, estimate, measure and compare length using common and standard units

(a) read simple scales to the nearest labelled or unlabelled division, e.g. with two or ten divisions between the numbered points on the scale

(b) know that 10mm = 1cm, 1000mm = 1m

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.

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.

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

Handy cards to help students with metric measurements. Created for students who learnt Imperial measures at school, but helpful to other students as well.

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[img_assist|nid=5161|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=70]A notebook file to help support learners with different units of metric measurement and to show how length, weight and capacity follow similar paths. The notebook file includes lots of drag and drop sorting activities and finishes by introducing a separate PDF worksheet that focuses on metric units of length.

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

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.

A lovely hands-on measuring / weighing / extracting data activity (you will need a selection of letters and packets) for Entry 3.

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.

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. Ideal for display (and annotation) on a smartboard.

Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.

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