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Measure length using centimetre cubes

I can measure length using centimetre cubes.

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Year 1

Measure length using centimetre cubes

I can measure length using centimetre cubes.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Individual cm cubes can be used to measure objects.
  2. The cm cubes should be lined up exactly with one end of the object with no gaps between them to measure accurately.
  3. It is important to measure in a straight line.
  4. The number of cubes tells you the length of the object.

Common misconception

Children may not use cubes accurately, for example leaving gaps between the objects. They may also miscount the cubes.

Encourage children to build a straight line of cubes with no gaps first, then place the object they want to measure along the line of cubes. Encourage them to touch each cube as they count.

Keywords

  • Centimetre - A measure of length (about the width of a fingernail).

  • Standard unit - Uniform units of of measure that are agreed throughout a community.

  • Accurate - To work in a careful way so that there are no mistakes.

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 blocks are there?
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5
Correct answer: 6
7
Q2.
Which row of blocks is the shortest?
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a
b
Correct answer: they are both equal in length
Q3.
What is the length of the fish?
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5 cubes
Correct answer: 6 cubes
7 cubes
Q4.
What is the height of the flower?
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13 blocks
Correct answer: 14 blocks
15 blocks
16 blocks
Q5.
Who has measured accurately?
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Correct answer: a
b
Q6.
Which car is 7 cubes in length?
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a
Correct answer: b
Both a and b
Neither a or b

6 Questions

Q1.
Which statement is correct?
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The green vehicle is between 1 and 2 cubes tall.
Correct answer: The green vehicle is between 2 and 3 cubes tall
The green vehicle is 3 cubes tall.
Q2.
How long is the tablet?
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The tablet is between 2 and 3 cubes long.
Correct answer: The tablet is between 8 and 9 cubes long.
The tablet is between 9 and 10 cubes long.
Q3.
Which of the statements is correct about the image below?
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The car is 4 cubes long.
The car is 6 cubes long.
Correct answer: They are both correct and the car is both 4 and 6 cubes long.
Q4.
Who has measured accurately with centimetre cubes?
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Correct answer: A
B
Q5.
How tall is the robot?
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Correct answer: 8 centimetres
9 centimetres
10 centimetres
Q6.
What is the height of the knight, which is the second toy in the picture.
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8 centimetres
9 centimetres
Correct answer: 10 centimetres

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