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National Curriculum: Measurement Year 5 - Making Connections


Created on 23 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 17 January 2014 by ncetm_administrator

Making Connections

Teachers should use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is a precondition of success across the national curriculum.

Teachers should develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.

(National Curriculum in England Framework Document, September 2013, p10)

Connections within Mathematics

Learners will encounter units of measure in many other aspects of their mathematics learning. Word problems lend themselves well to measures, and are a good way of integrating this strand of mathematics with application of calculation skills.

Measurement provides a meaningful context for ratio and proportion problems and work with fraction, decimals and percentages.

Making connections to this topic in adjacent year groups

Year 4

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute]
  • measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres
  • find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
  • read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
  • solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.

Year 6

Pupils should be taught to:

  • solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
  • use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places
  • convert between miles and kilometres
  • recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
  • recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
  • calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
  • calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3) and cubic metres (m3), and extending to other units [for example, mm3 and km3].

Cross-curricular and real life connections

Measurement is an area of mathematics that is used constantly in real-life situations. When decorating a room, measurement of area is needed for carpeting the floor, as well as calculating the rolls of wallpaper needed, or litres of paint required.

Working with drawings of a room to a specified scale, and determining the measurements of furniture to fit.

In Design Technology, children are often required to work to scale, accurately measuring their plans and products as they are developed.


 


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