# MSS1/L2.3

MSS1/L2.3 Estimate, measure and compare length, distance, weight and capacity using metric, and where appropriate, imperial units

(a) know the metric units of length, distance, weight and capacity

(b) know the common imperial units of length, distance, weight and capacity where appropriate, e.g. yard, feet, inches, miles, tons, pounds, ounces, pints, gallons

(c) read scales to different levels of accuracy, including reading between marked divisions

(d) choose appropriate measuring instruments for given degree of accuracy

(e) suggest appropriate units of measure for different contexts

A set of 2 posters for the classroom – also useful as handouts.

**Metric measures** (L1 upwards) – clarifies metric prefixes

**Imperial measures** (L1-2) – I’m not expecting students to know or learn these facts but this poster makes a useful discussion prompt (about the difficulties of working with Imperial measures and how much easier it is to use metric units) and also includes interesting facts about the history of Imperial units.

A great way to practice L2 measure and volume skills in a practical problem solving scenario. Ideal (and fully mapped to) L2 Functional Maths.

Fabulous statistics investigation that involves extracting information from tables; reading, comparing and calculating with measures; and much discussion about healthy (unhealthy?) eating!

If you like Saul’s resources he has a book: ‘58 quick activities that don’t need a photocopier’.

A fun investigation for Level 1 and 2 (with ideas for Entry level).

Note: You will need at least one set of dolls per pair of students.

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.