Te Kete Ipurangi
Communities
Schools

# measures

## Paper Planes Level 2

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

This unit is the first of two around making paper planes.  In this unit students investigate a variety of designs for paper airplanes and experiment to see which planes fly the furthest. They measure how far their planes fly using the standard measures of metre and cm, compare results and have a flying competition.

This unit is suitable for students that have had plenty previous experience with non-standard units and have had the concept of standard units introduced. It provides a good context for practising the use of metres and centimetres. In the second unit, Paper Planes L3, students create scatter plots of the distance their planes travel when a variable is changed.

## Make a Measurement Maths Trail

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students first go round a maths trail devised by the teacher. They then work in groups to devise and complete a maths trail of their own.  They then go round this new maths trail or, if another class can work in parallel, each class goes round the other’s trail.

## Pirate Plays

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit we explore the size of a metre and develop our own ways to estimate a metre length.

## Scavenger Hunt

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit students participate in a series of scavenger hunts to develop their own personal benchmarks for measures of 1cm, 10cm, 50cm and one metre. An understanding of the relationship between centimetres and metres is also developed.

## Making Benchmarks - Length

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Two

In this unit we will explore the idea of having Benchmarks of 1 metre, 1/2 metre, and 1 centimetre to aid in estimating the length of given objects.

Visit ESOL Online for a version of this unit designed to support students for whom English is an additional language.

## Taller/Wider/longer

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level One

This unit encourages students to use measurement language and counting to compare the attributes of length, width or height of objects in a variety of game situations. The transition from counting all to advanced counting is also supported.

## Teddy Bears and Friends

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level One

In this unit we compare the lengths of the students’ favourite soft toys directly and then indirectly using multi-link cubes.

## Time Capsule

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level One

In this unit we take measurements of ourselves which we store in a time capsule to open and use later in the year.

## Introducing Trig

• Units of Work
• Number and Algebra
• Level Five

In this unit students will explore the importance of triangles, particularly right angled triangles, in the real world. Students will use practical measuring skills and calculations to find a pattern linking the ratio of the sides of a triangle with the angles.
This unit may take longer than one week, but introducing trigonometry using scale diagrams and practical measuring tasks allows for improved understanding of the concepts and how they apply to real life situations.

## Average Looking

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Four

In this unit we use measurements of our classmates to find the average (means and modes) of our features. We use our findings to create a 3-dimensional "class head" .