Tagged: measurement

Making teaching units of measurement a little more interesting!

It’s interesting to find out what pupils already know about units of measurement. Many seem to have an intuitive feel for them through everyday experience but don’t necessarily understand the difference between metric and imperial units. As a useful AfL tool for finding out what they do know and to give them an engaging activity that promotes thinking skills you...

Marathon Man Bearings

In 2009, comedian Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days around the UK. He endured blisters, losing a toenail and damaging an ankle ligament. He also had daily ice baths which, in his own words, were “to stop your legs inflating to the size of an elephant”! After running over 1100 miles he returned to Trafalgar Square on 15th...

Height vs arm length- are they related?

Here’s a great little investigation into whether a person’s height and arm length are related. The pupils get a copy of this worksheet and have to use a metre stick to measure the height and arm length of ten of their class colleagues to the nearest cm. After recording their results in a table they draw a scatter graph and...