How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
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?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a
quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?
This article, written for students, looks at how some measuring units and devices were developed.
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 ways in which dinosaurs can be a
great context for discussing measurement.
Can you use this information to estimate how much the different
fruit selections weigh in kilos and pounds?
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?
My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see
if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?