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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Game Objectives

New Maths Curriculum:

Year 2: Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

Year 2: Read relevant scales to the nearest numbered unit

Year 3: Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

Year 4: Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

Primary Framework:

Year 2:

Read the numbered divisions on a scale, and interpret the divisions between them (e.g. on a scale from 0 to 25 with intervals of 1 shown but only the divisions 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 numbered); use a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre (Block D)

Year 3:

Read, to the nearest division and half-division, scales that are numbered or partially numbered (Block D)

Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time, choosing and carrying out appropriate calculations

Year 4:

Compare the impact of representations where scales have intervals of differing step size (Block C)

Interpret intervals and divisions on partially numbered scales and record readings accurately, where appropriate to the nearest tenth of a unit (Block D)

Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time; choose and carry out appropriate calculations, using calculator methods where appropriate

Year 5

Interpret a reading that lies between two unnumbered divisions on a scale (Block C and Block D)

Solve one-step and two-step problems involving whole numbers and decimals and all four operations, choosing and using appropriate calculation strategies, including calculator use

Year 6:

Read and interpret scales on a range of measuring instruments, recognising that the measurement made is approximate and recording results to a required degree of accuracy; compare readings on different scales, for example when using different instruments (Block  D)