# MSS1/E3.7

MSS1/E3.7 Read, estimate, measure and compare capacity using common and standard units.
(a) read scales to the nearest labelled or unlabelled division
(b) know that 1000ml = 1 litre

## Metric measure cards

Handy cards to help students with metric measurements. Created for students who learnt Imperial measures at school, but helpful to other students as well.
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Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.4
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Metric units slider

Inspired by Jane Russell’s place value slider (see below), this slider allows for easy conversion of metric units. I printed the sliders on A3 paper so there would be enough to pull from both sides. I used different colours for weight, distance and capacity.

An illustrated example shows how to use the sliders. Sets of 4 sliders are on different pages to make it easier to print on different colour paper. A photograph of the finsihed slider i salso availalbe below

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Metric units of measure - conversions

This Powerpoint presentation describes, with examples, a simple method to convert between metric units. The method is based on a table similar to a place value table.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Estimating and measuring weight & capacity

Estimating and measuring weight & capacity is a useful ICT based online supermarket exercise.

Level
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

## Wordle activities for Entry level numeracy

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 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s

A great introduction to this crucial and often difficult skill.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.9

## Banana smoothie numeracy challenge

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.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Practical sessions - weights, lengths, areas, capacities

Great, self-contained set of estimating, measuring and calculating activities designed to cover 4 sessions.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9

## How much liquid?

How much liquid? Fill in table for estimating capacities – great for hands on measuring work.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/E3.7

## Matching capacities

Quick matching activity (makes a good starter and would also work well displayed on large screen).

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/E3.7