This is a maths booster activity to help pupils consolidate their understanding of different measures. The units of measurement used in the activity are: litres, millilitres, kilometres, metres, centimetres, grams and kilograms.
The activity is in four parts. In the first part pupils have to decide which units of measurement they would choose to measure mass, length and volume. In the other three parts of the activity: Reading Mass, Reading Volume and Capacity and Reading Length, they are presented with a series of scales where they have to read and record a measurement, using the correct units. As the entries in the answer boxes require both the measurement and the unit in full, this also consolidates the spelling of the units of measurement, words than can often cause problems. (Please note: these answers are acceptable: 2700 grams or 2.7 kilograms but NOT 2.7 kilos). At the end of each section, feedback provides pupils with their scores.
The activity was developed as a result of the Athena research project which identified areas of numeracy where pupils would benefit from additional support. This resource is part of a set of Maths Booster activities designed to aid year 5 and 6 pupils in achieving Level 4 outcomes.
Confused by the difference between millilitres and millimetres? What measure should you use for mass? How about capacity?
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