# MSS1/L1.4

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

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

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.10
MSS1/E2.9
MSS1/E2.6
HD1/L1.4
MSS1/E2.5
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Metric measure cards

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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Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.4
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Metric conversions - length, weight and capacity

[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.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Units of measure

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.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8

## Medium term plan for E3-L1 perimeter, area and volume

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.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS2/E3.1
MSS2/L1.1
MSS2/L1.2
MSS1/L1.10
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.7
MSS1/L2.8
MSS2/E3.2

## L1 Functional Maths redecorating a room

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.

Level
Level 1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
MSS1/L1.4
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/L1.9
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY

## Metric bubble revision chart

A 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.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.4

## Temperature and weather charts

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

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/E3.9
MSS1/L1.4
N1/L1.2

## Temperature and thermometers

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.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/L1.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L2.4

## Banana smoothie numeracy challenge

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.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
Context
Catering Food Nutrition