Compare the impact of representations where scales have intervals of differing step size
|Compare Numbers on a Number Line||
Compare the numbers on two different number lines and decide which is bigger. A great game to get children thinking about place value and reading varying scales.
Read a variety of numbered and partially numbered scales. Measure mass, capacity and temperature.
|Reading Scales - Capacity Word Problems||
Read the scales on the measuring cylinder and answer word problems involving addition and subtraction. Play against the clock for points.
|Reading Varying Scales||
June 2014 - This is a new version of the game, and allows users to play for points and to calculate the correct answer when given the error on their first estimate.
|Estimating Numbers on a Number Line||
Estimate the number the arrow is pointing to, then calculate the correct answer when you are told your error. A great game to help develop an understanding of place value, reading scales and to practise mental addition and subtraction. There are lots of levels to play; inc. 0 to 10, 0 to 100, 0 to 1000, and levels involving negative numbers and decimals.
|Placing Numbers on a Number Line||
Drag the flag to the correct position on a number line. Lots of choice over level, including whole numbers, negative number and decimals. Can be used to teach place value, approximation skills, and reading varying scales.
Choose one type of number line or for more of a challenge you can select several. Work quickly to get more time, build your score and climb up the leaderboard.
|ITP measuring cylinder||
October 2012 - I have added a new game in which you read numbered and unnumbered scales on a range of different measuring equipment. Click here to play
View full screen in your browser. This ITP allows you to control two taps that pour a liquid in and out of a measuring cylinder. You can set the scale on the cylinder to a maximum of 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1000 units and the scale interval to 1, 2, 5 or 10 units. You can simply turn the taps on and off and ask questions that involve prediction, addition and subtraction. Using the inlet and outlet controls to set the amount of liquid to pour in and out of the cylinder offers the opportunity for the introduction of multiplication (repeated addition) and division (repeated subtraction) too. A marker can be set to indicate an early quantity.
The ITP can be used to explore and consolidate the interpretation and reading of scales, mental calculation strategies and methods of recording. Using different scales can support children’s estimation skills and provides a context for problem solving involving capacity and volume.
This resource is freely available to download from the archived Primary Framework site.