About cookies

The NCETM site uses cookies. Read more about our privacy policy

Please agree to accept our cookies. If you continue to use the site, we'll assume you're happy to accept them.


Personal Learning Login

Sign Up | Forgotten password?
Register with the NCETM

National Curriculum: Measurement - Year 3 - Articles

Created on 17 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 10 March 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Dr Williams investigates the relationship between material structures and conceptual operations in the everyday activity of time-telling. Telling time is crucial to modern life but cannot be mastered without instruction. He aims to answer these questions:

Where did our time-telling artefacts and practices come from?
How do we read the time from an analogue clock face?
How does each new generation learn to perform this activity?

This article explains how Vicki Horner had to find a new way of teaching her daughter how to tell the time. It is a way that teachers might find helpful.

This article explores the work of Piaget. Children often believe that the amount of liquid has changed when a set amount has been poured from one container to another of a different size. Piaget would argue that children are not able to understand this notion of conservation until they have reached 7 to 11 years of age.




Comment on this item  
Add to your NCETM favourites
Remove from your NCETM favourites
Add a note on this item
Recommend to a friend
Comment on this item
Send to printer
Request a reminder of this item
Cancel a reminder of this item



There are no comments for this item yet...
Only registered users may comment. Log in to comment