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# Exploring Length with First and Second Class Learning Path

By PDST

These activities can be used to explore the concept of length in first and second class
9 resources in this Learning Path

1

### Measurement game - a challenge for your ruler.

http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html Added: 19 Nov 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

A bright and vibrant website which tests whether the user knows how to use a ruler. Various levels of difficulty will challenge each ability level in the class.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Suggestions for use: Teacher could use the interactive game as a teaching tool, instruction and demonstration of prior learning. The children could use their own rulers to measure the red line, they could also use the ruler on the IWB. This could be completed individually or in groups.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

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
Special Needs:

3

### Measuring Lines (Centimeters)

http://atozteacherstuff.com/pdf.htm?math/measurement_lines_cm.pdf Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

(Pdf) Printable activity requiring lines of different lengths to be measured in centimetres. Answers available.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Suggestions for use: (Pdf) 15 lines of different lengths to be measured.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

### woodlands - junior kent

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html Added: 21 Aug 2015 Contributor: Mona O'Donoghue Resource type: Assessment / Game / Tool

This a brilliant online resource for maths. It has everything. It can be used as an active learning tool in maths or a means of assessment for nearly every strand unit.It is fun and it is animated.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• read time in hours and half-hours on 12-hour analogue clock
• read time in hours and half-hours on digital clock
• read time in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours on 12-hour analogue clock
• use the vocabulary of time to sequence events

Suggestions for use: There are brilliant games for assessing time as well as so much more.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### 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:

6

### Polar Bear Length Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anbimcl5nLw Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Audio / Video

A super fun measurement song that compares the length of different objects to a polar bear. The song uses informal and formal units of measurement. It uses the language of length such as longer than, shorter than the same length as.

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
Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Special Needs:

7

### Teaching Length

https://www.brighthubeducation.com/...eaching-unit-of-length-measurement/ Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Activity

Hands on Activities for teaching length at home or in the classroom

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record length using non-standard units
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

8

### 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:

9

### How Tall?

http://nrich.maths.org/7536 Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Activity

This activity is designed to create a challenge that is completely new to pupils so they will not have practised particular ways to approach situations like it. They will therefore have to use their initiative and draw on potentially useful problem-solving skills. This task also provides an excellent opportunity for a discussion about different approaches that have been used once children have had chance to tackle it in their own way.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving length
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

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