Teachers’ notes: Measure Island – Marvo’s Marvellous Measures

Aims:

  1. to read simple scales accurately
  2. to learn about metric units and those Imperial units which are still commonly used in the UK
  3. to teach this topic in a fun way!

The Activities:

The activities require Flash Player.

These activities were developed in response to comments from teachers of other subjects – particularly food technology and science – that students could not use measuring jugs, cylinders etc accurately. Eventually there will be more activities, not all are online yet.

  1. Marvo’s Metric Challenge: Students have to drag labels into position on some measuring jugs. This involves working with millilitres and litres. Some of the labels are distinctly yucky, but I don’t think that there’s anything that will offend anyone!

Not everything is online yet, this is a big project! More links will appear as I complete more sections.

Measure Island (including the source code) by Lois Lindemann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

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34 + = 44