Read, choose, use and record standard metric units to estimate and measure length, weight and capacity to a suitable degree of accuracy (e.g. the nearest centimetre); convert larger to smaller units using decimals to one place

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Convert Measurements Dominoes Convert Measurements Dominoes

Convert between: millimetres and centimetres, centimetres and metres, metres and kilometres, minutes and hours, minutes and seconds, grams and kilograms and millilitres and litres.

Reading Scales Reading Scales

Read a variety of numbered and partially numbered scales. Measure mass, capacity and temperature.

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Reading Scales - Capacity Word Problems 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.

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Balancing scales - convert between g and kg Balancing scales - convert between g and kg

The scale is loaded with between 1 and 4 weights. The user then has to balance the scales, converting between g and kg in the process. There is a great deal of control over the level.

A great starter to explore addition, subtraction / difference and partitioning as well as the relationship between grams and kilograms. Levels include converting whole kg to g (and vice versa), converting fractions of kg (eg 1/4kg = 250g) and weights in kg to 1 and 2 decimal places.

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Balancing Scales g and kg Balancing Scales g and kg

Add weights to either pan until they are balanced. Can be used to teach addition, subtraction, partitioning, and mass, as well as developing an understanding of the equals sign.


Choose from grams, whole kilograms or kilograms with either 1 or 2 decimal places.

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Card Game - Matching Pairs Card Game - Matching Pairs

Match the pairs of cards with the same value. A great game to play as a mental starter. Over 50 levels to play including; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, matching fractions and decimals and converting between measurements.

ITP Ruler ITP Ruler

View full screen in your browser.  This ITP displays an on-screen ruler you can use to measure lines and the sides of shapes. There is a choice of rulers and five screens to use to demonstrate measuring length. You can draw your own lines and shapes or select those that are available on the ITP. The ITP can be used to demonstrate how to use measure using different rulers. The ITP can be used to compare lengths and the perimeters of shapes and to support children’s understanding of scale. You can develop their ability to estimate length against a given scale and use the ruler to check the accuracy and demonstrate what to the nearest half and whole unit means.

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ITP measuring cylinder 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.

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