# MSS1/L2.6

MSS1/L2.6 Calculate with units of measure between systems, using conversion tables and scales, and approximate conversion factors
(a) know rough equivalencies between common metric and imperial measures, e.g. 1lb is about 450 grams, a litre is a bit less than 2 pints, a gallon is about 4.5 litres, a kilogram is a bit more than 2lb, a metre is a bit more than a yard, an inch is about 2.5 cm, a foot is about 30 cm.
(b) know how to read conversion scales and tables

(c) know how to use approximate conversion factors, e.g. 1 inch = 2.54 cm

## Autumn apple cake

A wonderful seasonal L1-2 investigation (2 options – one for L1, one for L2) that covers ratios, formulae (oven temperatures, cake tins), converting measures, money and more.

Also includes a useful information sheet on autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths – ideal for prompting further discussion re. equality and diversity.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L1.5
MSS1/L2.9
AN N1/L2.4
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.2
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Converting measures triangular jigsaw

16 piece jigsaw that makes a great ice breaker. First used with older learners who were unused to metric measures, and a younger learner who was unused to imperial. Match metric measure descriptions or quantities with their imperial equivalents to solve the puzzle and complete the triangle. Although converting between systems is only covered at level 2 of the curriculum the creator, Andrea, reports that E3/L1 students cope with this very well, as their life experiences help them.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6

## Celebrity BMI

A fascinating investigation that shows students how to calculate a body mass index and asks them to investigate the BMI of their choice of celebrities and present the results graphically. Covers formulae, decimals, calculators, converting measures, representing data, averages and range.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.2
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

## Level 2 car maths

Excellent practice with many Level 2 elements including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, converting measures, and using formulae.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.3
N2/L2.7
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## Converting measures

Provides practice converting between metric and Imperial units of capacity, length\distance and weight. 1 page plus answer sheet.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6

## Planning a holiday

A super Level 2 lesson that focuses mostly on conversions (currency, distances and temperature). Includes a ‘distance between two cities’ chart that is useful for other activities. Great for the end of term.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.1
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

## 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

## Where did we go on holiday?

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N1/E1.7
AN N1/L1.3
AN N1/E3.2
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.7
HD1/L1.3
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
N1/E3.9
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
N1/E2.6
AN N1/E2.2
N2/L1.11
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.5
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

## 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)

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Convert measures L2 display questions

Real Level 2 multiple choice exam questions enlarged for printing on acetate or displaying on interactive whiteboard. 2 on currency, 2 on converting measures. With answers, links and teaching notes.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.1
MSS1/L2.6