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What is Length?

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SKU M3CS30004
Key Stage 2 Measurement Maths Autumn Term Year 3
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You don't have to go to great lengths to plan this scheme of work…we have done it all for you! Teach your class what length is, how it can be estimated and measured, and how it can be used in everyday life with this 'What is Length?' scheme of work for Year 3.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and many other helpful and flexible resources, these 'What is Length?' lessons provide all you need for a fantastic week of Maths teaching involving everything length-related!

#Lesson1LengthyRelationships

The first lesson in this series explores units of measurement that are used to measure length, notably centimetres, metres and kilometres, and explores the relationship between them. Your class will also think about objects that could be measured in centimetres, metres and kilometres, and make decisions about which units would be best to measure a variety of things from the length of a book to the length of an elephant!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Measurement cards
#Lesson2EstimatingandMeasuring

This lesson will hone their estimation skills as they make educated guesses about various lengths, before finding out how close their estimates were. From small classroom objects to the distance between London and Edinburgh, there is something to challenge everyone. They can even estimate distances around them and measure them for themselves to see how close they were.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Map of Britain
  • Question cards
#Lesson3MoreMeasuring

This lesson extends their knowledge of length by challenging them to estimate and measure a variety of objects and to choose which unit of measurement would be most appropriate. There is also the chance for some creative game-making!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson4ComparingandOrdering

This lesson teaches your class how to compare lengths using the < and > symbols, as well as putting lengths in order from shortest to longest and vice versa.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated
  • Differentiated length cards
  • Symbol cards
#Lesson5SolvingProblems

The final lesson in this series gives your class the chance to put all they have learnt about length into context as they solve a variety of word problems relating to length. The slides go through some example questions as a class before giving your class the chance to tackle some problems on their own.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated question sheets
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 3 - measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm)

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