# 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.

For more measuring and time resources click here.

## 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:

Year 3:

Year 4:

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

Year 5

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

Year 6: