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National Curriculum: Measurement Year 6 - Making Connections

Created on 23 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 18 December 2013 by ncetm_administrator

Making Connections

Connections within Mathematics

Within mathematics, pupils can connect the conversion of units of measurement (for example, from kilometres to miles) to a graphical representation as preparation for understanding linear/proportional graphs. They should know approximate conversions and should able to tell if an answer is sensible.

When focusing on measuring temperature, pupils should make use of the number line to add and subtract positive and negative integers

Making connections to this topic in adjacent year groups

Year 5

  • convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)
  • understand and use approximate 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
  • estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm³ blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]
  • solve problems involving converting between units of time
  • use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (for example, length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation, including scaling.

Key Stage 3

  • derive and apply formulae to calculate and solve problems involving: perimeter and area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezia, volume of cuboids (including cubes) and other prisms (including cylinders)
  • calculate and solve problems involving: perimeters of 2-D shapes (including circles), areas of circles and composite shapes.

Cross-curricular and real life connections

In geography, children will learn of other countries around the world, their climate, landscape and traditions. Map work involves the use of scale, and conversion between measurements. Children could convert between pounds Sterling and currencies of these other countries, using formulae or straight line conversion graphs.

Calculations of area and perimeter are often used when decorating rooms (for carpet, paint, skirting board etc.) or a garden (circular/square pond area, lawn area, perimeter fencing etc)


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