Y3 Maths

Measure Length Lesson

This Year 3 Measure Length lesson covers the prior learning of using a ruler to measure objects in centimetres, before moving onto the main skill of measuring in millimetres, centimetres and metres.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the step here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 3: (3M2a) Measure lengths (m/cm/mm)

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of using a ruler to measure objects in centimetres, before moving onto the main skill of measuring in millimetres, centimetres and metres.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Measure Length cm comprises questions to test pupils understanding of measuring length.

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Video Tutorial

In this Measure Lengths using Centimetres Video Tutorial, Katie explores measuring the length of objects using centimetres.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of using a ruler to measure objects in centimetres, before moving onto the main skill of measure length. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Measure Lengths Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how measure different lengths in cm and mm using a ruler.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of measure length.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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This Year 3 Measure Lengths Game aims to support pupils' understanding of measurement.

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This Year 3 Measure Lengths Flash Cards Game aims to support pupils' understanding of measurement.

4 Extension

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Extension

This measure length extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the measure length lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 3 Measure Length Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of measuring in different units. Pupils will identify which objects each child measured based on the clues given.