Welcome to the Zoo


Posted by Perri Wilkinson | Posted in Area, Coordinates, Geometry, Length, Location, Mapping, Measurement, Money, Multiplication, Perimeter, Projects, Volume | Posted on August 28, 2017

This project covers a range of concepts (area, perimeter, volume, multiplication, money, design, location and shape).

Students are tasked with designing a zoo. They must complete a range of tasks, for example:

  • Create a map of their zoo
  • Create nets and construct a 3D model of their zoo
  • Find the area, perimeter and volume of each enclosure
  • Calculate the cost of building a fence for each enclosure
  • Give directions to get around the zoo
  • Design a logo, entry ticket and zoo keeper uniform

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Symmetry – Copy Cat Game


Posted by MissFelmingham | Posted in Area, Measurement, Symmetry | Posted on April 25, 2017

Students use their Maths books and draw a line down the centre of the page to create two symmetrical halves. One students then starts colouring some grids to make a pattern, the other student then needs to recreate the pattern in their side of the grid book to make it symmetrical.

Measure It!


Posted by MissFelmingham | Posted in Area, Length, Measurement, Perimeter | Posted on September 7, 2016

This is a unit of measurement warm up game that students can do individually, in mixed ability partners/groups, or ability partners/groups.

Students explore measuring their pencil case and items in their pencil case and record their findings.

This can be differentiated in the following ways:

Junior – measure using informal units such as MAB, unifix, hands, dominoes etc

Middle – measure using formal units such as rulers in cm and mm

Senior – measure irregular shaped objects (circumferences etc) using pieces of string that can be put up against a ruler to find total length. Students can also convert between cm and mm and look at decimals.

Variations – you could also you this to explore concepts of perimeter and area.

Monster Measurement


Posted by Perri Wilkinson | Posted in Length, Measurement | Posted on August 17, 2016

Students create their own measurement monsters using A3 paper to ensure the monsters were large enough. They then use the template attached to measure their monsters using informal units (unifix, icy pole sticks, MAB, paper clips etc) and then formals units (cm and mm) depending on students abilities.



Monster Measurement

Veggie Garden Project


Posted by lisar | Posted in Length, Measurement, Money, Perimeter | Posted on September 18, 2015

Students use their knowledge of measurement to create their own veggie gardens. This project allows them to design a patch, measure out where they will plot their vegetables by using informal and formal measurement equipment. It covers length, width, perimeter, comparing and ordering length and money.

Measurement project



Posted by lisar | Posted in Measurement, Volume | Posted on September 17, 2015

An upper primary – measurement – volume investigation

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Rolfe’s Removals

One Metre Line


Posted by lisar | Posted in Length, Measurement | Posted on September 30, 2014

Using a ruler and an A4 sheet of paper, students are required to create a line that is one metre long in total. The 1 metre line can be made up to several straight lines that join. Students record the length of each separate line and need to add as they go.

This activity can be extended by adding requirements such as:

* Each line must be a different length

* The beginning and end need to join

* Each line must contain a decimal amount eg 3.6 cm

Measuring Length


Posted by lisar | Posted in Length, Measurement | Posted on September 30, 2014

Students use rulers or informal materials to measure items found in the room. Students record the item, the method of measurement (cm, mm, hand spans, counters etc.) and the result.

Adding Mass


Posted by lisar | Posted in Mass, Measurement | Posted on September 30, 2014

Students choose two items from a catalogue and work out their total mass. Converting between grams and kilograms where appropriate.

Ordering Mass


Posted by lisar | Posted in Mass, Measurement | Posted on September 30, 2014

Students cut out items from catalogues  and paste them in order according to their mass.

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