# MSS1/L1.7

MSS1/L1.7 Convert units of measure in the same system

(a) know the relationship between metric units

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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)**

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