This article, written for students, looks at how some measuring units and devices were developed.
This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a
great context for discussing measurement.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?
This article for teachers recounts the history of measurement,
encouraging it to be used as a spring board for cross-curricular
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
These watermelons have been entered into a competition. Use the information to work out the number of points each one was awarded.
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs
exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how
many lemons there are?
Can you use this information to estimate how much the different
fruit selections weigh in kilos and pounds?
There are four equal weights on one side of the scale and an apple
on the other side. What can you say that is true about the apple
and the weights from the picture?
Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a
quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.