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# Exploring Length with Junior and Senior Infants Learning Path

By PDST

Activities suitable for exploring length in the Junior and Senior Infant Classroom
6 resources in this Learning Path

1

### Worms (Length) - PDST

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/24740/24463.pdf Added: 06 Oct 2017 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Reference

A great problem solving challenge from the Measures Manual, page 37. Pupils are given play dough to make a worm. Pupils describe their worm with keywords, long, short, longer than, shorter than..etc

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Suggestions for use: Maths week problem solving challenge. Submit pictures of the problem solving challenge to the PDST-Scoilnet Padlet.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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2

### Printable Rulers

https://printable-ruler.net/ Added: 23 Aug 2017 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Tool

Seen this clever resource on Twitter shared by Sean Kelleher. Students can print out a class set of rulers using the downloadable documents. Laminate for effective prolonged use.

in 1-2 5-6 Mathematics
JC L2LP
JC Supplementary Resources
LCA Mathematical Applications

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Suggestions for use: make sure to set Custom Scale to 100%

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Suggestions for use: make sure to set Custom Scale to 100%

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Suggestions for use: make sure to set Custom Scale to 100%

JC
L2LP

Strand: Numeracy

Strand unit: 05. Awareness of Length & Distance

JC
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Classroom Resources

LCA
Mathematical Applications

Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living

Strand unit: 2. Measurement (Area,Volume,Capacity,Weight)

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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3

### Measures Handbook - PDST Numeracy

This manual has been designed by members of the Professional Development Service for Teachers. The aim of this Teacher’s Handbook is to assist teachers in teaching the strand of Measures (infants to 6th
class). This comprises the Strand Units of Length, Area, Weight, Capacity, Time and Money. This resource is
intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum
(PSMC) rather than replace it.

in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Asset type:
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

4

### Comparing measurement song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_97AO2SkGU Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Audio / Video

Longer/Shorter comparison song

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare and order objects according to length or height
Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### Unit of Work for Teaching Length

https://nzmaths.co.nz/length-units-work Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Lesson Plan

Practical activities for making length a meaningful and relatable concept in a child's life

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare and order objects according to length or height
• develop an understanding of the concept of lengt through exploration, discussion, and use of appropriate vocabulary
• develop an understanding of the concept of length through exploration, discussion, and use of appropriate vocabulary
• estimate and measure length in non-standard units
• select and use appropriate non-standard units to measure length, width or height. Discuss reasons for choice
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

6

### Take One Metre

https://nrich.maths.org/10259 Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Activity

This problem gives opportunities for pupils to measure accurately. It therefore requires pupils to use measuring equipment carefully. It may also be an opportunity for teachers to instigate and/or facilitate a discussion about ignoring the end part of a ruler but using all of a tape measure.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• develop an understanding of the concept of lengt through exploration, discussion, and use of appropriate vocabulary
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

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