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# Estimating, Comparing, Measuring KS1

### Little Man

### Sizing Them Up

### Can You Do it Too?

### Wallpaper

### Order, Order!

### Five Coins

### The Puzzling Sweet Shop

### Making Longer, Making Shorter

### Times of Day

### Thirsty?

### How Tall?

### The Games' Medals

### The Animals' Sports Day

### Different Sizes

### Making Caterpillars

### Long Creatures

### Packing

### Presents

### Tubes and Tunnels

### I Have a Box

### Bottles (1)

### Bottles (2)

### Mud Kitchen

### Cooking with Children

### Balances

### Water, Water ...

### The Spring Scale

### Sock Washing Line

### Wrapping Parcels

### How Long Are You?

### Fruity Pairs

### Seesaw Shenanigans

Y*ou may also be interested in this collection of activities from the STEM Learning website, that complement the NRICH activities above.*

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This collection is one of our Primary Curriculum collections - tasks that are grouped by topic.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

These pieces of wallpaper need to be ordered from smallest to largest. Can you find a way to do it?

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

These pictures show some different activities that you may get up to during a day. What order would you do them in?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

One day five small animals in my garden were going to have a sports day. They decided to have a swimming race, a running race, a high jump and a long jump.

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

A investigation based on similar rectangles of different sixes.

Age 3 to 5

By making 'caterpillars' in this activity, children will have an opportunity to practise using language of length and width, as well as using non-standard measures to compare lengths.

Age 3 to 5

In this task, making a variety of long creatures out of card will provide an opportunity for children to discuss and compare lengths.

Age 3 to 5

This activity involves sorting toys into categories by using comparing and classifying skills.

Age 3 to 5

Comparing the wrapped presents in this activity will give children the chance to explore and discuss weight, including the idea that large objects aren't necessarily the heaviest.

Age 3 to 5

When investigating these tubes, children will have the opportunity to practise using everyday language to talk about length, size and position.

Age 3 to 5

In this activity, having access to a mystery box will spark children's imagination and encourage them to describe what they notice about the box.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

Age 3 to 5

When playing in this mud kitchen, children will be using the language of size and capacity to choose utensils for different tasks.

Age 3 to 5

By following some simple recipes in this task, children can practise the skills of measuring and counting ingredients.

Age 3 to 5

In this activity, children will use the language of weight when comparing objects on a balance scale.

Age 3 to 5

This task provides a real-life context for children to compare capacities in order to choose the biggest container for their lemonade.

Age 3 to 5

Using the spring scale in this activity provides an engaging context in which children can explore and discuss the weight of different objects.

Age 3 to 5

In this task, children are encouraged to spot pairs of socks and to order the socks by size and length on the washing line.

Age 3 to 5

In this activity, children have the opportunity to wrap some toys and to measure and discuss the size of the box or wrapping paper that they will need.

Age 3 to 5

Children use everyday language to talk about size, to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Which two items of fruit could Kate and Sam choose? Can you order the prices from lowest to highest?

Age 3 to 7

Challenge Level

A group of animals has made a seesaw in the woods. How can you make the seesaw balance?

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