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?

Discuss and Choose

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This activity challenges you to decide on the 'best' number to use in each statement. You may need to do some estimating, some calculating and some research.

Five Coins

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

The Puzzling Sweet Shop

Age 7 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?

Money Bags

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

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

Comparing lengths using non-standard measures Describing 3D shapes.

Long Creatures

Age 3 to 5

Timing

Age 3 to 5

Counting and comparing numbers. Timing using non-standard and standard devices.

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

Using everyday language to talk about size and position, comparing and ordering by size. Counting in ones and twos.

Wrapping Parcels

Age 3 to 5

Using everyday language to compare quantities and objects. Exploring characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and describing them. Comparing and writing numbers



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