Estimating, Comparing, Measuring KS1

Little Man

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?

Sizing Them Up

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Can You Do it Too?

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.

Wallpaper

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?

Order, Order!

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

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

Five Coins

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

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

The Puzzling Sweet Shop

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?

Making Longer, Making Shorter

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?

Times of Day

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?

Thirsty?

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

How Tall?

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?

The Games' Medals

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?

The Animals' Sports Day

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.

Different Sizes

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

A investigation based on similar rectangles of different sixes.

Making Caterpillars

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.

Long Creatures

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.

Timing

Age 3 to 5

In this task, children will practise using a variety of timers to work out how many items they can put into a jar before the time finishes.

Bottles (1)

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Bottles (2)

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Compare the Cupslive

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.

Sock Washing Line

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.

Wrapping Parcels

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.

Fruity Pairs

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?

Seesaw Shenanigans

Age 3 to 7
Challenge Level

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



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