# Measure length using centimetre cubes

I can measure length using centimetre cubes.

# Measure length using centimetre cubes

I can measure length using centimetre cubes.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Individual cm cubes can be used to measure objects.
- The cm cubes should be lined up exactly with one end of the object with no gaps between them to measure accurately.
- It is important to measure in a straight line.
- 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

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