Measurement is one of those maths skills that we use pretty much everyday, such as measuring ingredients for a recipe.
We can use lots of different types of equipment to help us to measure things, eg. scales, rulers, etc.
If you have a ruler at home, draw around both of your feet onto a piece of paper and measure how many centimetres long each foot is.
Before you try this, think about how you should use a ruler:
1.Make sure your ruler is on the 'cm' side.
2.Match the zero mark on the ruler to the end of your foot.
3.Find the place on the ruler where the other end of your foot is.
4.Look at what numbers are close by to decide how many centimetres long each foot is.
I have also added a link to a measuring in centimetres game for you to play to help you with how to use a ruler. www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm
How many centimetres long is each foot? Tell me in the comments below!
For those who do not have a ruler or for those who would like to do a second task, we can also use non-standard units of measurement. This means that we can use one thing to measure other things.
So, choose an object to measure, eg. a book, a bed, a chair, the sofa, etc.
Place one foot in front of the other and measure how many “feet” long the object is, eg. My sofa is 8 "feet" long.
Comment below and tell me which objects you measured in your house and how many "feet" long they were.
I have attached pictures to show you what I mean.
Let me know your measurements in the comments below or comment on Google Classroom!
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