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Measuring in cm

Overall rating 3 out of 53.9 (8 ratings)

Last updated 07 April 2013, created 29 May 2008, viewed 19,268

This PowerPoint is designed to help children with their measuring. On each slide there is a picture of a pencil and a picture of a ruler. The ruler picture is meant to look like the stripy ones that you often get in Primary schools! Children have to work out how many cm long the pencil is by looking More… at where it comes up to on the ruler. When I used this I reminded children of how we need to put the ruler at the start of the pencil etc in order for it to be fair. Hope it is useful to someone. ------ By the way in response to the comment about how there are no 0s on the rulers- this is because we don't have 0s on these kinds of rulers in school! (The starting number is 1 which is why I made the powerpoint like this- it is what the children are used to).

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Thank you for sharing this it will be very useful

from winch7, 15 April 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Perfect for an introduction to measuring!. Thank you!

from rew9w7, 07 November 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

great! easy to use. fab little powerpoint, very easy to understand and use. thanks

from strawberry shortcake, 10 November 2008
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Measuring in centimetres. Very colourful. The only problem with this is that it will lead to misconceptions. We actually do not start measuring at 1cm but at 0 cm. Perhaps if you had put a 0cm it would clear this up. Otherwide a good resource.

from tamsin wood, 14 June 2008
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Useful, thanks!. This is great. I've been trying to think of a way to include ICT in my lesson input introducing measuring to my Year 1's. This is simple and effective. I will follow on with a practical investigation session.

from Ladyflo, 09 June 2008
(report comment) 4 out of 5
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