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Hand Span

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Use your hand span to measure the distance around a tree trunk. If you ask a friend to try the same thing, how do the answers compare?

Measure for Measure

Stage: 1 and 2

This article, written for students, looks at how some measuring units and devices were developed.

The New Millennium: When Did it Begin?

Stage: 2

Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.

Do You Measure Up?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Indian Measuring Equipment

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Three photographs each showing some measuring equipment. Can you work out what they are for?

A History of Astronomy

Stage: 2

Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.

Great Squares

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could measure lengths, areas and angles.

History of Measurement

Stage: 2 and 3

This article tells you all about some early ways of measuring as well as methods of measuring tall objects we can still use today. You can even have a go at some yourself!

A Patchwork Piece

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.