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Year 1

Measure items using centimetre cubes and record results in a table

I can measure length accurately and efficiently using centimetre cubes and record my measurements in a table.

New
New
Year 1

Measure items using centimetre cubes and record results in a table

I can measure length accurately and efficiently using centimetre cubes and record my measurements in a table.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Individual cm cubes can be used to measure objects.
  2. You can use a 10 cm strip to replace the first 10 cubes, and start your count from 10 to measure more efficiently.
  3. You can record results in different types of tables.

Common misconception

Some children may find it difficult to align the cubes with the ends of the objects, particularly when the object cannot be placed close to the cubes because it is curved or an irregular shape.

Use objects such as pencils and pens that can be placed close to the cubes, or support children with aligning the start of the object with the cubes by placing them both against a wall or a straight object such as a book.

Keywords

  • Efficient - Working efficiently means finding a way to work quickly and maintain accuracy.

  • Record - To write something down so it can be shared with others.

  • Results - A set of measurements or information that has been gathered after measuring or observing something. An outcome.

  • Table - A way of sorting information made of rows and columns.

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
How many straws are there altogether?
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3
10
Correct answer: 13
Q2.
What is the length of this ribbon? Type the number. centimetres
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Correct Answer: 10, ten
Q3.
How tall is the chicken?
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2 cubes
Correct answer: 3 cubes
5 cubes
Q4.
Which of these is a table for recording results?
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Correct answer: a
b
Q5.
Which of these numbers is less than 10?
Correct answer: 0
Correct answer: 7
Correct answer: 9
10
12
Q6.
Which of these numbers is greater than 10?
9
10
Correct answer: 11
Correct answer: 20

6 Questions

Q1.
A strip of paper 10 centimetres long has been used to measure the pen. What is the length of the pen?
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13 centimetres.
Correct answer: 14 centimetres.
15 centimetres.
Q2.
A strip of paper 10 centimetres long has been used to measure the pen. The glasses are 16 centimetres in length. True or False?
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Correct answer: True
False
Q3.
A strip of paper 10 centimetres long has been used to measure the glasses. Who has used the most efficient method for measuring?
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Correct answer: a
b
Q4.
Has Sam recorded her result into the table correctly?
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Correct answer: yes
no
Q5.
Which of these go under the heading 'longer than 10 centimetres' in this table?
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Q6.
Which of these go under the heading 'shorter than 10 centimetres' in this table?
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highligter
felt tip
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