Weights and measurements worksheets
Free worksheets: Weights and measurements, KS2
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Ready for some calculations with length? Rulers at the ready...
Can you read the scales and solve these potato-weight problems?
To find the perimeter of a shape you must add up the lengths of each of the sides. Can your child calculate the perimeters of these common shapes?
Volume is the amount of 3D space that an object occupies. Volume can be measured in cubes. Calculate the number of cubes in each shape to work out the volume.
Look at these containers. Which do you think has the greatest volume? (Think about their real-life size by considering what is inside.) Put them in order from smallest to largest volume. Estimate the volume in cm3, then calculate the volume to see how accurate you were.
Today you are going to make some seasonal pumpkin spice playdough. Are you ready to get stuck in?
How good are you at estimating what something weighs? Let's try this activity, which involves estimating the weight of common household items then checking the weight on your kitchen scales.
Gather a selection of toys or household items that are different lengths and heights. Then ask your child to put them in length / height order and compare them using terms such as “longer / shorter / taller” and “double the length / half the height”.
Measuring how long or short things are can be a lot of fun. Start by measuring different parts of your body – they try some tricky measuring challenges!
Find a clothes hanger and two plastic cups and let's make some balance scales! Then we can have fun balancing different objects. What is heavier – a 10p coin or a toy car?
This super-splashy activity will introduce your child to investigating with numbers
Baking is a fantastic way to practise some of your marvellous maths skills. Have a go at making these delicious cookies.
Simple capacity word problems for Reception children.
This activity is designed to help your child understand and use the vocabulary of distance and to practise solving practical problems.
This worksheet is designed to help your Reception child solve first weighing and measuring problems.
This fun game encourages your child to compare volumes using the language of measurement: full, empty, half full, quarter full, more and less.
Mr Elephant wants to collect the heavier objects and his friend Miss Mouse wants to collect the lighter objects. Can you help them?
Rulers at the ready! Before you measure your items, ask a grown up to estimate how many centimetres long each item will be, then estimate the length yourself, too. Whose estimate will be the closest?
Are you the tallest person in your family or the shortest? Are the items in your home taller or shorter than you? Let's do some measuring to find out!
Draw around your hand on the paper or card and cut it out. Use your cut-out hand to measure things around your house, like a toy, a cupboard door, your bed. Now ask a grown-up to draw around their hand and cut it out. Measure your objects again, using your grown-up’s hand instead of yours. What do you notice?
Using your ruler, draw a line joining the dots that are the same colour. Before you measure your line, estimate how long you think the line is, then measure the line with your ruler. How close was your estimate to the actual measurement?
Would you use a metre stick or a ruler to measure each of these items?
Can you tackle these tricky word problems? They are all about measurement...
On the grid, plot each set of coordinates then find the fourth coordinate to draw the shape given.
Can you find the perimeter of this shape? You’ll need to find the lengths of the two missing sides first. Then see if you can calculate the perimeter of this eight-sided shape? Finally, can you find the area of these shapes?