Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Measure problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.
Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.
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?
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.
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.
On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?
July 1st 2001 was on a Sunday. July 1st 2002 was on a Monday. When did July 1st fall on a Monday again?
My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?
This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.
Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
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.
Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?
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.
Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?
These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?
These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?
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?
On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.
What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?
Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
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?
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.
Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.
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 pictures show some different activities that you may get up to during a day. What order would you do them in?
What can you say about when these pictures were taken?
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.
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.
I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?
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!
How many days are there between February 25th 2000 and March 11th?
This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?