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# Measurement

Pupils should be able to:

• Convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre).
• Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.
• Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres.
• Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2 ) and square metres (m2 ) and estimate the area of irregular shapes.
• Estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water].
• Solve problems involving converting between units of time.
• Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.

Useful Websites:  BBC: Perimeter of a rectangle Oak Academy: 2-D shape, perimeter and area BBC: Finding the perimeter of a rectilinear shape Oak Academy: Converting units of measure Oak Academy: Volume

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