# 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

21 interesting (and challenging!) questions for practice with converting between metric and imperial measurements. Question pages can be divided amongst the class and then answers can be shared. Extension ideas could include measuring learners’ feet/ height and comparing them to the records.

**Editor’s note**

Also provides practice with rounding decimals to a sensible number of decimal places.**The answer sheet, which includes detailed working out, is only available to site contributors. Please see details within the resource.**

Eight different tasks based on three delightful Christmas mincemeat recipes – accompanied by very enticing photographs!. Suitable for E3-L2. Tasks cover metric measures, a web investigation, converting between metric and Imperial units, and ratio and proportion. Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

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.

In the construction trades there is still a need for some students to understand the difference between Imperial and metric units of measure. This is a Powerpoint presentation to help with this. I have used it with E3 and L1 students.

**Editor’s note**

I have classified this as L1 and L2.

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

A scaffolded investigation created for my Level 1 numeracy group but ideal for, and fully mapped to, L1-2 Functional maths.

Part 1 involves reading a description of a room and drawing simple scale diagrams (a grid is provided) before pricing up a carpet from a discount company.

Part 2 is more complex: calculate the length of skirting board, wallpaper, paint, dado rail and door framing required.

An original and very functional volume / area / converting measures task conceived during the heavy snows of winter 2010/11. It gives a new slant to snow clearing and could easily be adapted to different areas of driveways, paths, etc. Fully mapped to Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

Hands-on measuring followed by challenging questions about the cost and time involved in re-filling a swimming pool. Fully mapped for adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Draw a scale diagram of a room and then see if you can fit all the furniture in. Two identical sheets are provided – the only difference is the way the scale is expressed. Also includes perimeter and area questions. Fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths and adult numeracy.

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.