Year 5 week 2 (place value and measurement)

This week we focus on place value, and on measuring length.

This page suggests activities for each day. Click to download a printable PDF to help keep track of progress.


Day 1

Place value

  • Go to the Modeling 6-digit numbers learning object.
  • Click on the dice at the bottom, then use the arrows at the top to make the number given. Click the question mark to check your answer.
  • Make at least 10 numbers correctly.

Measurement e-ako

  • Go to the measurement pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose e-ako M3.1 (the first yellow button on the third row).
  • Work through pages 1-14.
  • If you like, you could make your own ruler like Maria's one and use it to measure some of your toys.

Measurement activity

  • Mark up a cardboard strip in centimetres to make a ruler.
  • Estimate the length of some objects around your house: scissors, pencils, kitchen utensils or some of your toys. Record your estimates.
  • Measure the objects with your cardboard ruler. How close were your estimates?

Day 2

Place value

Measurement e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako M3.1 on the measurement pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 15-26.
  • If you like, you could make your own ruler like Mamani's one and use it to measure some of your toys.

Measurement  activity


Day 3

Place value and addition

  • Go to the activity Create 5 and play the game with a family member.

Measurement e-ako

  • Go back to the measurement pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose e-ako M3.2 (the second yellow button on the third row).
  • Work through pages 1-13.
  • Can you picture the length of one metre? Ask a family member to help you measure out one metre along the ground.

Measurement  activity


Day 4

Place value and addition

Measurement e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako M3.2 on the measurement pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 14-25.
  • Can you picture how long 30 centimetres is? Lots of rulers are 30cm long, and a piece of A4 paper is about 30cm along its long side.

​​​​​​​Measurement  activity​​​​​​​

  • Go to the activity Judgment Calls and follow the instructions to complete activity two.

Day 5

Place value

Measurement e-ako

If you like, work through one of the two e-ako from this week again.  You do this by selecting “reset” instead of “start” on the pathway page. Please note that if you do this then all your answers are cleared and the e-ako is reset to zero points.

Measurement activity

  • Go to the activity High Hopes and follow the instructions.
  • Check your answers at the bottom of this page.
  • Discuss how tall you think will be when you are an adult with a family member.