MSS1/E2.5

MSS1/E2.5 Read, estimate, measure and compare length using common non-standard and standard units (e.g. metre, paces, cms).
(a) understand that non-standard units are not agreed measures and can therefore vary
(b) understand that standard measures are fixed
(c) know that metres and cms are metric units of length, and have an idea of their size relative to familiar things
(d) recognise and write metre and centimetre in full, and abbreviated to m, cm
(e) know that 1m = 100cm
(f) understand metre and cm divisions on simple scales
(g) know how to use a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest cm.

A collection of worksheets asking students to cut out and put the items in order using a given criterion. More able students can measure the items.

Level
E3
E2
E1
Maths
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E1.4
MSS1/E1.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

My L1 learners were really struggling to remember what to do to convert units of measurement and were getting very confused at the initial stage, so I made this resource and laminated it so that it was available for them to look at if they couldn’t remember. Could also be made into a poster.

A resource I created to support my students getting used to what they needed to divide or multiply by to convert between units. Can easily be laminated for repeated use, or increased in size and turned in to a poster.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L1.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Functional Skills maths across several levels.
A practical exercise involving estimation (of weight), weighing items and calculating range and mean.

Editor’s note
With detailed Functional Maths mapping

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.10
MSS1/E2.9
MSS1/E2.6
HD1/L1.4
MSS1/E2.5
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS2/E3.2
MSS2/L1.2
MSS1/L1.10
MSS2/L1.1
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5
MSS2/E2.2
N1/E3.5

A fabulous 19 page booklet providing comprehensive coverage of measuring length at Entry 2 (and above). Cleverly links in with all the Entry 2 data handling elements by asking learners to record data in tables and bar charts. Includes using non-standard units, estimating and measuring height, using bar charts and tables and interpreting the results, measuring lines, investigations, frog jumping and paper aeroplane races; plus student progress tracker.

Level
E2
Maths
HD1/E2.3
HD1/E2.4
HD1/E2.5
HD1/E2.1
HD1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.5

Fabulous word and number cloud activities for E1 (maths words), E2 (odd even nos. and 2D shapes) and E3 (recognise, sort and and order metric measures). With instructions, extension ideas and answer sheets. Ideal for display (and annotation) on a smartboard.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS2/E2.1
AN N1/E1.4
AN N1/E1.5
N1/E2.5
N1/E3.6
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E3.1

Posting parcels provides a wonderful realistic and practical task – working out the cost of sending various sized parcels by Royal Mail. Covers weighing, measuring, reading information from tables, awareness of 3d shapes and space, etc.
Written by Lynn Savage and Judith Ryan

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/L1.4
MSS2/E3.1

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

A step by step guide to playing the classic game. Inspired by Steph McGill’s Make your own Battleships this PPT can be used alone or to accompany Steph’s original 2003 resource (see below).

Level
L1
E3
E2
Maths
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5

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
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/L2.2
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.4
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.6