# MSS1/L2.5

MSS1/L2.5 Calculate with units of measure within the same system

(a) know the relationship between metric units

(b) know the relationship between common imperial units, where appropriate

A revision of L1 numeracy skills all themed around England. Written for St George’s Day but can be used any time of year. Great for equality and diversity. Question themes include: population of UK districts, languages spoken in London, major religions, planning a St George’s Day street party. Topics covered include calculating and converting measures, working with large numbers, representing data, ratios, fractions, percentages and substitution.

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

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

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

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.

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’.

Capacity Lotto great game for practising converting measures at Levels 1 and 2. With detailed teaching notes.

A great game for practising converting measures at Levels 1 and 2.

Illustrated handouts on metric measures with conversion factors and everyday examples of weight, capacity and length. Margaret suggests that it makes a good warm up for Dave Walkden’s Christmas Pudding Activity (see below).