# Melz Maths Workshops

Measurement - here we come!

Week 1 - Specific Learning Outcomes:

- make estimates of lengths between approximately 50cm and 1.5m (lengths of strides)

- measure lengths in metres and centimeters

- convert between metres and centimeters

Activities

Session 1

- find examples by estimating (guessing) their length

--5cm, 10cm, 25cm, 30cm, 75cm, 100cm, 2m, Mel's height, your own height

--measure and compare your guesses

--create a table in your maths book to record your measurements

Session 2

-- Mel has measured out 10metres

--how many strides do you think it will take to walk 10m?

--how long is your stride? your partners stride?

--do you think it will be more or fewer strides if you are running?

--how long does it take Mel to walk 10m? If she kept the same rate, how long would it take her to walk 100m, 1km?

--show your working in your maths book

Session 3

--complete the handout shared by Mel

(convert between cm, mm, m, km, l, kl etc)

--set up your maths book so that you can more easily review your work

Week 2 - Perimetre and Area

- find the perimeter of a shape

- count squares to find the area of a shape

Session 1

How long would it take Mel to walk 1km?

--share and how your workings

NZ is 15811km around the entire coastline

The distance right around the outside of a shape is called the perimeter.

- choose five objects in this room and note down the perimeter of each.

-- ipod, cellphone, the desk your working at etc etc

--show your workings

What of mm, cm, m or km would be used to measure these?

-- school grounds

-- South Island

-- the perimeter of a water stain on the floor

-- your shadow

List five other items that would be measured for each of the above measurements.

(create a table for this in your maths book)