Year 6: Measurement

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 6 objectives.

Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate

Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places

Convert between miles and kilometres  recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa

Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes

Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3) and cubic metres (m3), and extending to other units [for example, mm3 and km3].

 
Perimeter of Shapes Perimeter of Shapes

Find the perimeter of a variety of 2d shapes, or of compound shapes.

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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Temperature - Word Problems Temperature - Word Problems

Answer questions about the temperature around the world. Includes levels involving comparing temperatures, and comparing poistive and negative temperatures.

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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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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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Reading Scales Reading Scales

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

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ITP Area ITP Area

View full screen in your browser. This ITP allows you to colour in cells on a grid, a full cell or half a cell, or to place a circular counter into a cell. There are three choices of grid size: 5 by 5, 10 by 10 or 20 by 20. The grid can be hidden or replaced by a pin board around the points of which rubber bands can be stretched.
The making of different shapes and patterns can support the teaching of number, shape and space and problem solving, for example, to identify the positions of counters in a given sequence or to find the number of nets of an open cube. The flexibility offered by the ITP allows it to be used to support a variety of teaching and learning contexts in mathematics.

This resource is freely available to download from the archived Primary Framework site.

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