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Year 1

Measure length using objects

I can measure length, including height, by using different objects and explain how to do this accurately.

New
New
Year 1

Measure length using objects

I can measure length, including height, by using different objects and explain how to do this accurately.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. Lengths and heights can be measured using objects such as blocks or dominoes.
2. When you measure accurately, the objects you use to measure should be the same size.
3. When you measure accurately, there should be no gaps between your objects.
4. When you measure accurately, the objects should be in a straight line from one end to the other.

Common misconception

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

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

Keywords

• Measure - To find a number that shows the size or amount of something.

• Accurately - Working carefully 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).

Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Which is longer the pen or the pencil?
pencil
Q2.
The red brick is shorter than the blue brick. True or False?
True
Q3.
Which animal is the tallest?
elephant
mouse
Q4.
Complete the statement. The pink car is than the green car.
shorter
Q5.
These milkshakes are in different sized glasses. Which glasses are the shortest?
pink
brown
Q6.
Which word is incorrect in this statement? The bus is tall than the taxi.
bus
taxi

Exit quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Complete the sentence. The pen is dominoes long.
3
5
Q2.
How long is the blue snake?
7 sharpeners long
8 sharpeners long
Q3.
How long is the grey snake?
5 sharpeners
6 sharpeners