# Convert between miles and kilometres and pounds and Euro

I can convert between miles and kilometres, and pounds and Euro.

# Convert between miles and kilometres and pounds and Euro

I can convert between miles and kilometres, and pounds and Euro.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- 5 miles is roughly equivalent to 8km
- Conversion graphs can be used to convert from one unit to another.

### Common misconception

Lots of practice has taken place for pupils to convert between kilometres and metres. Pupils may expect kilometres and miles to have a similar relationship and expect one mile to equal 1,000 metres.

Bar models and double number lines are excellent visual representations of the relationship and should help pupils to form a more concrete understanding of the equivalence between units. Displaying these will provide a prompt for pupils.

### Keywords

Kilometre - A kilometre is a metric measure of distance, equal to 1,000 metres. It can be abbreviated to km.

Mile - A mile is an imperial measure of distance.

Approximate - If a value is not exact, but is close enough to be used, it is approximate.

Pound - The currency used in the United Kingdom is pounds sterling.

Euro - The currency used in most European countries is the Euro.

### Licence

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