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National Curriculum: Measurement - Year 1 - Articles

Created on 17 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 08 March 2016 by ncetm_administrator


  • ATM article from 2007 - Discover units with the eyes of a mathematician Here, Judit Kerekes, describes a series of interdisciplinary investigation activities which, she found, helped ‘students deepen their understanding of the fundamental ideas of measurement’.
  • ATM article from 2002 - Who is doing the thinking?  Here, Ken Saunders recounts an activity that he led with Y2 children when, in a role-play situation, the children were told that all the rulers in the world had been destroyed and they must make some rulers. This ‘real-life’ problem stimulates a lot of discussion and questions and children develop understanding about fundamental principles relating to measuring instruments.

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  • Weigh to go This is an NRICH article that looks at the history of measurement and suggests that this should be used as ‘a spring board for cross-curricular study’.


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