Y5 Mathematics

Year 5 Imperial Units

This Year 5 Imperial Units lesson covers the prior learning of comparing lengths, comparing mass and comparing capacities before moving onto the main skill of converting metric and imperial units.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the steps herehere and 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 Objective

Mathematics Year 5: (5M6) Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
Mathematics Year 5:(5C6a) Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts

Mathematics Year 5:(5C6b) Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of comparing lengths, comparing mass and comparing capacities, before moving onto the main skill of imperial units. 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 Imperial Units Video Tutorial, Jade demonstrates how to use approximate conversion rates to convert between pounds and kilograms, inches and centimetres, and pints and millilitres.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of comparing lengths, comparing mass and comparing capacities before moving onto the main skill of converting metric and imperial units.

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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 Year 3 Compare Mass Game 2 checks pupils’ understanding of comparing units of measure involving mass.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Compare Volume and Capacity Game 2 checks pupils’ understanding of comparing units of measure involving volume and capacity.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Compare Lengths Game checks pupils’ understanding of comparing units of measure involving length.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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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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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Imperial Units Flash Card Game is designed to check pupils' ability to convert between metric and imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Imperial Units Game checks pupils' understanding of imperial units and converting them into metric units.

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Extension

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

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 5 Imperial Units Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of converting imperial units of measurement within a problem solving context.