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# Exploring Length with Fifth and Sixth Class Learning Path

By PDST

These activities can be used to teach the concept of length in fifth and sixth class
10 resources in this Learning Path

1

### Estimates & Measurement - Using a Ruler

http://www.sess.ie/sites/default/fi...nt_worksheet_1_measuring_length.pdf Added: 07 Sep 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet where students estimate the length of these lines in mm. Then measure with a ruler. Students can write the answers into the table provided. Worksheet from the SESS website.

LCA Mathematical Applications
JC Mathematics
5-6 Mathematics
JC L2LP

#### How it maps to the curriculum

LCA
Mathematical Applications

Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living

Strand unit: 1. Estimation & Calculator

Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living

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

JC
Mathematics

Strand: 2. Numbers

Strand unit: 3. Proportionality (E.g. Currency Exchange)

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

JC
L2LP

Strand: Numeracy

Strand unit: 05. Awareness of Length & Distance

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

### Pitch Perimeter Worksheets

Pupils can practise calculating the perimeter of goals and pitches with these well-structured worksheets for all abilities.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate and measure the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes

Suggestions for use: Students can complete the various worksheets. Set up a rotation station for students to problem solve the football perimeter puzzles.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

3

### Perimeter Quiz

http://www.softschools.com/quiz_time/math/geometry/theme149.html Added: 31 Dec 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

This quiz has 8 questions. Each question contains a detailed picture of a regular or irregular 2D shape. The user must select the perimeter from 3 given answers.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Suggestions for use: none

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

### Fidget Spinner Science Lesson

Downloadable PowerPoint on last page for teachers to guide students through an investigation on fidget spinners. Students interest in fidget spinners is targeted by examining factors affecting spin time. Observations can be recorded on ready made recording tables. Students need to analyse results.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Suggestions for use: Dowload PPT on last slide. Teacher use PPT as a guide in carrying out scientific investigations.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### The Earth and Moon to Scale

http://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov/weekly/5Page23.pdf Added: 14 Dec 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Set of 6 maths problems relating to a scaled drawing of the Earth and Moon.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

6

### 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.

3-4 Mathematics

#### 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
Special Needs:

7

### Measurement

Students consider the various science equipment used for measuring and the units associated with the measurement. Q6 and Q8 require students to plan and design an experiment. * Worksheet is part of the ‘Science Differentiation in Action’ by SESS.

JC Science

#### How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 2. SI Units of Measurement:Measure/Calculate

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

8

### Mass, Volume & Length Worksheet

http://www.sess.ie/sites/default/fi...t_worksheet_4_measuring_at_home.pdf Added: 07 Sep 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet where students find the mass, volume or length of various items.
Students are encouraged to use the metric measurements (g/kg, mm/cm/m, ml/l). Worksheet from the SESS website.

LCA Mathematical Applications
JC Science
3-4 5-6 Mathematics
JC L2LP
JC Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity

JC
L2LP

Strand: Numeracy

Strand unit: 04. Awareness of Weight & Capacity

JC
Mathematics

Strand: 2. Numbers

Strand unit: 3. Proportionality (E.g. Currency Exchange)

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

9

### 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:

10

### A rod and a pole

https://nrich.maths.org/994 Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Activity

This problem is one that combines logical thinking about lengths while using the operations of addition and subtraction in a practical way. It could be introduced during work on the measurement of length. It also provides an opportunity for learners to consider the effectiveness of alternative strategies.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate and measure length using appropriate metric units
• rename measures of length
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

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