# 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

## Metric and Imperial measures posters

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.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L1.7
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

## L2 Functional Maths selecting an air conditioner

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

Level
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.9
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

## Burger King

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’.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
HD1/E3.1
HD1/L1.1
HD1/L2.1
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.6
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.5
AN N1/L1.3
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Health, Social care, Early years

## Russian Dolls

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.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.7
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.2
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L2.3

## Measure cards

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.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.4
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.6