# MSS1/L1.7

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

## Converting metres to kilometres

A very useful practice sheet for metric conversions. Also useful for underpinning Functional Maths.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

## 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
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.4

## Converting between metric measures

Useful information about converting between metric measures of length followed by a gap fill exercise.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

## Cocktail and smoothie ratios

Cocktail and smoothie ratios is a wonderful way to introduce ratio and proportion (also covers converting measures). Choose your favourites from the ‘menu’, work out ratios for the ingredients and calculate amounts required for multiples such as 6, 10 and 20 drinks, make up your own cocktail.
Adapted from Jodie Travis’s original version (see below). This adapted version includes a wider range of non-alcoholic cocktails / smoothies for students that do not drink alcohol.
Also ideal for underpinning L1-2 Functional Maths.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Metric measures of length and decimals

Two fill-in tables to practice converting between metric units (and multiplying and dividing decimals by 10 and 100). First covers m and cm, the second in cm and mm.

Level
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.6
MSS1/L1.7

## Jenga

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS2/E3.2
MSS2/L1.2
MSS1/L1.10
MSS2/L1.1
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5
MSS2/E2.2
N1/E3.5

## Metric unit problems

Interesting background information on the history of metric unit followed by real-life problems to solve.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.6
Context
History

## Metric system

A useful (and interesting) visual handout that covers metric prefixes from milli to kilo. It also includes useful tips for remembers what they mean.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

## Feeding and weeding the lawn

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

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.7
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L2.1
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.9
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

## Cocktail ratios

A wonderful way to introduce ratio and proportion (also covers converting measures). Chose your favourites from the ‘menu’; work out ratios for the ingredients and calculate amounts required for multiples such as 6, 10 and 20 drinks; and make up your own cocktails.

Editor’s note (Feb 2013)