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# National Curriculum: Measurement - Year 5 - Activities

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

# Activities

Programme of Study statements Activities
A B C D E
convert between different units of metric measure (e.g. kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)
understand and use equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares) and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes

## Activity A - If the world were a village

This activity involves ‘shrinking’ the world population to a group of just 100, and focusing on the different proportions that emerge and the ways in which the data can be presented

## Activity B - Numerically equal

Find shapes that have a numerical equal area and perimeter.

## Activity C-Area and Perimeter

Draw shapes according to the rules of area and perimeter.

## Activity D - Converting between metric units

A useful jigsaw-style activity, where the children use their knowledge of conversion of different units of measure to match pieces together.

A worksheet.

## Useful Resources

• Sets of 2D shapes
• Sets of 3D shapes
• Mirrors
• Construction Kits
• Rulers
• Pairs of compasses
• Protractors
• Angle measurers
• Measuring equipment for length
• Measuring equipment for mass
• Measuring equipment for capacity
• Measuring equipment for time
• Money
• Mirrors

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