Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?
Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.
Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.
Measure problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Follow the journey taken by this bird and let us know for how long and in what direction it must fly to return to its starting point.
In this version of the story of the hare and the tortoise, the race is 10 kilometres long. Can you work out how long the hare sleeps for using the information given?
Read about the history behind April Fool's Day.
How many of this company's coaches travelling in the opposite direction does the 10 am coach from Alphaton pass before reaching Betaville?
These pictures show some different activities that you may get up to during a day. What order would you do them in?
Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?
These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?
Describe what Emma might be doing from these pictures of clocks which show important times in her day.
Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.
Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.
Use your knowledge of angles to work out how many degrees the hour and minute hands of a clock travel through in different amounts of time.
Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.
Nirmala and Riki live 9 kilometres away from the nearest market. They both want to arrive at the market at exactly noon. What time should each of them start riding their bikes?
July 1st 2001 was on a Sunday. July 1st 2002 was on a Monday. When did July 1st fall on a Monday again?
Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.
Liitle Millennium Man was born on Saturday 1st January 2000 and he will retire on the first Saturday 1st January that occurs after his 60th birthday. How old will he be when he retires?
Mathematics has allowed us now to measure lots of things about eclipses and so calculate exactly when they will happen, where they can be seen from, and what they will look like.
Look at the changes in results on some of the athletics track events at the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948. Compare the results for 2012.
These two challenges will test your time-keeping!
Do you know the rhyme about ten green bottles hanging on a wall? If the first bottle fell at ten past five and the others fell down at 5 minute intervals, what time would the last bottle fall down?
How many days are there between February 25th 2000 and March 11th?
Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.
Use the information to work out the timetable for the three trains travelling between City station and Farmland station.
This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?
If Tom wants to learn to cook his favourite supper, he needs to make a schedule so that everything is ready at the same time.
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?
During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?
This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.
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.
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.
What can you say about when these pictures were taken?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.
This article explains how Greenwich Mean Time was established and in fact, why Greenwich in London was chosen as the standard.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
Read this article to find out the mathematical method for working out what day of the week each particular date fell on back as far as 1700.
Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?