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Maths Tasks - Problem Solving

SUMMER TERM WEEK 5- UNITS OF MEASUREMENT PROBLEM SOLVING

Now that you have refreshed your knowledge of units of measurements it's time to do some more problem solving and learn about perimeter! At the bottom of this page we have put the sheets for the different tasks. Please use these for your work this week. Your answers can be written down on a print out or on a piece of paper. The choice is yours. 

 

The FIVE sessions consist of: 

 

SESSION 1: MEASUREMENTS FACT PAGE

We would like you to create a poster page giving the different conversions for length, mass (weight) and capacity. For instance how many millimetres are in a centimetre, how many centimetres in a metre and how many metres in a kilometre etc. Use the pdf and picture files below to help you. Make sure your poster is bright and clear to use! 

 

SESSION 2: PERIMETER (Part 1)

Watch this video below to find out more about perimeter:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h

Once you've done that work through the sheets in the resources below. There are lots of examples and explanations to help you. 

 

SESSION 3: PERIMETER (Part 2) 

Once you've had a go at measuring and calculating perimeters on the sheets, it's time to have some real life practise! In this session find lots of different objects in your house to measure. We suggest drawing the outline of the object you are measuring on a piece of paper to show the shape. Is it a rectangle, square, triangle etc. Then write down the measurements of the object on your drawing. You can then calculate the perimeter of the shape. Try and have a go at measuring lots of different objects- there may be some perimeters that surprise you! 

 

SESSION 4 and SESSION 5: PROBLEM SOLVING LENGTH/CAPACITY/MASS

Now that you've had some practise at finding the perimeter of an object you're ready to do some problem solving. Work your way through the different sheets below- there will be lots of examples on each sheet to help you. Have a go at the 'deepen activities' to show your understanding. 

 

 

OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: 

If you have finished the work and still have time OR you want a go at something different try some of these NRICH challenges. NRICH is a great site for problem solving activities AND it's down to YOU to find out the answers to the questions! The two problems are from ages 5-11 and are rated 1 star (so they're fairly mild and do-able). You can work these questions out any way you like! They are both related to the work we've been doing for the past two weeks. Have fun! 

 

Please contact Miss M or Mr T if you would like any help or advice. 

 

SESSION 1- UNITS OF MEASUREMENT FACT PAGE RESOURCES

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