Work on measures involves understanding and using both metric and imperial systems of measurement (length, area, volume, capacity, mass (weight) and time). It also involves using measurements to calculate areas and volumes of common shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium and circle) and solids (cube, cuboid, pyramid and sphere). A crucial aspect of measurement is the ability to estimate.

Children should be familiar with the following units of measurement:

They should be able to convert from one metric unit to another. They should also be able to convert between inches and centimetres, miles and kilometres, litres and pints, and pounds and kilograms.

You can help your child by: