Resources tagged with: Measuring equipment

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Broad Topics > Physical and Digital Manipulatives > Measuring equipment

Do You Measure Up?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Measure for Measure

Age 5 to 11

This article, written for students, looks at how some measuring units and devices were developed.

The New Millennium: When Did it Begin?

Age 7 to 11

Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.

A History of Astronomy

Age 7 to 11

Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.

Great Squares

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could measure lengths, areas and angles.

Indian Measuring Equipment

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Three photographs each showing some measuring equipment. Can you work out what they are for?

A Patchwork Piece

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

History of Measurement

Age 7 to 14

This article tells you all about some early ways of measuring as well as methods of measuring tall objects we can still use today. You can even have a go at some yourself!


Age 7 to 14

Read this article to find out about the discoveries and inventions of Archimedes.