gives opportunities for pupils to measure accurately. It therefore requires pupils to use measuring equipment carefully. It may also be an opportunity for teachers to instigate and/or facilitate a discussion about ignoring the end part of a ruler but using all of a tape measure.
Hand out many lengths of about 1 metre, and scissors, to all the pupils, perhaps one per pair or small group. Have available as many different types of measuring equipment that you can so learners can choose which they use. Be prepared for children to ask you for something else too and try to accommodate their request if possible.
Towards the end of the time you have, you could gather everyone together and try to order a selection of the strips of paper in terms of their lengths.
How long are your pieces? How sure are you?
How could you record all the lengths of your group?
Recording the different lengths in some way could be quite a challenge.
Some children who struggle with fine motor skills may need help - watch out that other members of their group do not 'take over'!