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MSS1/E3.8 Choose and use appropriate units and measuring instruments
(a) know metric units of length, weight and capacity
(b) know which instrument is appropriate for measuring length, weight and capacity of differing magnitude
Makes a great revision sheet and is also useful for initial assessment. Covers 13 common metric measures – including mentions of square and cubic units. Each unit is described in a practical down to earth manner – to be matched correctly. Metric abbreviations are also covered.
Banana smoothie numeracy challenge a hands-on practical task where groups of students must measure ingredients accurately (capacity and weight) and come up with a perfect smoothie recipe to be judged by the teacher. Marks are also awarded for an inventive smoothie name and a well written recipe (optional writing frame included for learners with Entry literacy skills) plus a detailed mark/feedback sheet.
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).
Several games to play: complete with game tiles and lotto boards. Ideal for for practising converting measures (Levels 1 and 2) and also another game board for selecting appropriate units of measure (Entry 3).