Comparing length to a metre

  • Comparing length to a metre
  • Course: Mathematics
  • Grade: Year 4
  • Section: Length
  • Outcome: Measure length in metres
  • Activity Type: Printable
  • Activity ID: 3572

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United Kingdom – National Curriculum

  • KS1 – Key Stage 1
    • KS1.Ma3 – Shape, space and measures
      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Understanding measures

          • KS1.Ma3.4 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • KS1.Ma3.4.a – Estimate the size of objects and order them by direct comparison using appropriate language; put familiar events in chronological order; compare and measure objects using uniform non-standard units [for example, a straw, wooden cubes], then with a standard unit of length (cm, m), weight (kg), capacity (l) [for example, 'longer or shorter than a metre rule', 'three-and-a-bit litre jugs']; compare the durations of events using a standard unit of time

        • Using and applying shape, space and measures

          • KS1.Ma3.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • Communicating

              • KS1.Ma3.1.d – Use the correct language and vocabulary for shape, space and measures

  • KS2 – Key Stage 2
    • KS2.Ma2 – Number and algebra
      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Solving numerical problems

          • KS2.Ma2.4 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • KS2.Ma2.4.a – Choose, use and combine any of the four number operations to solve word problems involving numbers in 'real life', money or measures of length, mass, capacity or time, then perimeter and area

        • Using and applying number

          • KS2.Ma2.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • Problem solving

              • KS2.Ma2.1.a – Make connections in mathematics and appreciate the need to use numerical skills and knowledge when solving problems in other parts of the mathematics curriculum

    • KS2.Ma3 – Shape, space and measures
      • Knowledge, skills and understanding

        • Using and applying shape, space and measures

          • KS2.Ma3.1 – Pupils should be taught to:

            • Problem solving

              • KS2.Ma3.1.a – Recognise the need for standard units of measurement

              • KS2.Ma3.1.b – Select and use appropriate calculation skills to solve geometrical problems

Australia – Australian Curriculum

  • Year 2
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG037 – Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units

  • Year 3
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG061 – Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity

  • Year 4
    • Measurement and Geometry
      • Using units of measurement

        • ACMMG084 – Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures

New Zealand – National Standards

  • 3 – Year 3
    • 3.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 3.GM.1 – Measure the lengths, areas, volumes or capacities, and weights of objects and the duration of events, using linear whole-number scales and applying basic addition facts to standard units

  • 4 – Year 4
    • 4.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 4.GM.1 – Measure the lengths, areas, volumes or capacities, weights, and temperatures of objects and the duration of events, reading scales to the nearest whole number and applying addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication to standard units

  • 5 – Year 5
    • 5.GM – Geometry and measurement
      • 5.GM.1 – Measure time and the attributes of objects, choosing appropriate standard units and working with them to the nearest tenth

United States – Common Core State Standards

  • 2 – Grade 2
    • 2.MD – Measurement & Data
      • Mathematics

        • 2.MD.1 – Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

        • 2.MD.4 – Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.

      • Mathematics

        • 2.MD.5 – Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

  • 3 – Grade 3
    • 3.MD – Measurement & Data
      • Mathematics

        • 3.MD.4 – Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.

  • 4 – Grade 4
    • 4.MD – Measurement & Data
      • Mathematics

        • 4.MD.1 – Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ...

        • 4.MD.2 – Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.