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Exploring Length with Third and Fourth Class Learning Path

By PDST

These activities can be used to explore the concept of Length in 3rd and 4th Class
12 resources in this Learning Path

1

Explorer Lesson Plans from the Irish Marine Institute

http://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area...h/explorer-lesson-plans?language=en Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan / Reference

The Irish Marine Institute website includes a wide range of teaching resources and lesson plans for all class levels which cover all areas of the curriculum. The Explorer lesson plans and activities which can be found here aim to integrate marine themes into strands taught in primary schools. The lesson plans are easy to follow, engaging, interesting and ready for use in the classroom.

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in 1-2 3-4 5-6 SESE Science
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SESE History
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 English
5-6 Gaeilge
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Visual Arts

How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Sound


Strand: Energy & Forces


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Heat


Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials


Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Science and the environment

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living & working in Ireland


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Rocks & Soils


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Physical Features


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past


Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Food & Farming

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Comparing


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Counting


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Matching


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Ordering


Strand: Algebra


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Spatial Awareness


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Counting & Numeration


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions


Strand: Algebra


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Angles


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Spatial Awareness


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Symmetry


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Decimals


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Symmetry


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data


Strand: Algebra


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Money - Euro

in
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3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading


Strand: Writing


Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Writing


Strand: Writing

5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Teanga ó Bhéal

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Teanga ó Bhéal

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Téama

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Téama

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú fonn léitheoireachta


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú fonn scríbhneoireachta


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga

in
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3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Print

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Print

Strand unit: Making Prints


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting


Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Developing Form in Clay


Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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2

Find The Length

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15741/15399.doc Added: 18 Aug 2015 Contributor: Aine Culloo Resource type: Assessment

Exercise to estimate and measure the length of a variety of objects.

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3-4 Mathematics
JC L2LP
LCA Mathematical Applications
JC Science

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (m, cm)
  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects, using appropriate metric units, and selecting suitable instruments of measurement
JC
L2LP

Strand: Numeracy

Strand unit: 05. Awareness of Length & Distance

LCA
Mathematical Applications

Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living

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

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 1. Using Measuring Instruments

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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3

Snappy Maths

http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/length/length.htm Added: 13 Aug 2015 Contributor: Eamonn Tiernan Resource type: Tool

A maths website with many resources to be used in class and at home.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (m, cm)
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

Fun with measurement using Tablets

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15203/14843.docx Added: 07 Aug 2015 Contributor: Conor Kinsella Resource type:

A fun filled lesson mixing hands on measurement, using different measuring devices combined with interactive learning aids.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (m, cm)
  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects, using appropriate metric units, and selecting suitable instruments of measurement

Suggestions for use: • Recognise the different tools needed to measure length, width, height
• Demonstrate the basic measures of length, width, height by measuring objects and recording the information.
• Use the following units of measure effectively: mm cm m.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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5

Khan Academy - Length Word Problems

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ea...ord-problems/e/length-word-problems Added: 16 Jul 2015 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Game

Add and subtract lengths to solve word problems. Complete the exercises interactively and click to check your answers. Hints are available for each question.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving the addition and subtraction of units of length (m, cm)

Suggestions for use: Use these online word problems to practise addition and subtraction of lengths.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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6

That Quiz - Measurement

http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practice.html?measurement Added: 31 Mar 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Practice quiz on measurement of length in both inches and centimetres.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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7

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.

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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
Rights: All rights reserved
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8

maths is fun

http://www.mathsisfun.com Added: 03 Jul 2015 Contributor: niamh forristal Resource type: Game

Free resource, has games based on various strands of the Maths curriculum. American built but relevant to Irish curriculum too.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Suggestions for use: when you finish a chapter you can re-enforce the main topics through online games

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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9

Measures Handbook - PDST Numeracy

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19602/19325.pdf Added: 24 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Handbook

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.

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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:

10

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (m, cm)
  • rename units of length in m and cm
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

11

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

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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
Rights: All rights reserved
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12

Car journey

https://nrich.maths.org/10350 Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Activity

This problem is a playful activity that gives pupils the opportunity to explore different ways of measuring length/distance. It could lead into considerations of standard and non-standard units of measure, and will certainly involve children comparing lengths/distances.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record lengths of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (m, cm)
  • solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving the addition, subtraction, multiplication and simple division of units of length (m, cm, km)
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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