Solving problems involving converting between metric units of length

Worded problems and problem solving activities where students must convert between metric units.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the below is not a metric unit of length?

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Q2.What does the prefix "kilo" mean?

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Q3.Which of the below is equivalent to 7.6 km?

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Q4.In a long jump, Ziggy jumps 2.02 m and Miggy jumps 189 cm. How much further does Ziggy jump than Miggy?

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Q5.Which of the below is equivalent to 24 metres?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of the below is not a metric unit of length?

1/5

Q2.What does the prefix "kilo" mean?

2/5

Q3.Which of the below is equivalent to 7.6 km?

3/5

Q4.In a long jump, Ziggy jumps 2.02 m and Miggy jumps 189 cm. How much further does Ziggy jump than Miggy?

4/5

Q5.Which of the below is equivalent to 24 metres?

5/5

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Solving problems involving converting between metric units of length

Worded problems about converting between metric units of length

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Q1.In a long jump I achieve 1.4 m and my friend achieves 10 cm less than me. How far did my friend jump?

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Q2.It takes 8 km to get to my nan's house and half the distance is where my cousin lives, how far away does my cousin live?

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Q3.Which of the measurements below is likely to be the length of my bedroom?

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Q4.Which of the measurements below seem to be correct for a kitchen in my sister's doll house?

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Q5.Ribbon A is 3.4 m long and ribbon B is 200 mm shorter than ribbon A. How long is ribbon B?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

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Solving problems involving converting between metric units of length

Worded problems about converting between metric units of length

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.In a long jump I achieve 1.4 m and my friend achieves 10 cm less than me. How far did my friend jump?

1/5

Q2.It takes 8 km to get to my nan's house and half the distance is where my cousin lives, how far away does my cousin live?

2/5

Q3.Which of the measurements below is likely to be the length of my bedroom?

3/5

Q4.Which of the measurements below seem to be correct for a kitchen in my sister's doll house?

4/5

Q5.Ribbon A is 3.4 m long and ribbon B is 200 mm shorter than ribbon A. How long is ribbon B?

5/5

Lesson summary: Solving problems involving converting between metric units of length

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