# Resources tagged with: Measuring equipment

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There are 10 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Measuring equipment, you may find related items under Physical and Digital Manipulatives.

Broad Topics > Physical and Digital Manipulatives > Measuring equipment

### A Patchwork Piece

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Measure for Measure

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### 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.

### 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.

### Indian Measuring Equipment

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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!

### Do You Measure Up?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Hand Span

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

Use your hand span to measure the distance around a tree trunk. If you ask a friend to try the same thing, how do the answers compare?

### Great Squares

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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