This collection of resources supports the teaching of Measurement in primary mathematics. These activities are linked to the year groups containing the corresponding content in the National Curriculum. 




Here are some favourite activities selected by the NRICH team.

  • Bottles 1 (Y1) In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

  • Order, Order (Y2) Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?

  • Oh! Harry! (Y3) A  group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

  • 5 on the Clock (Y3) On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

  • Torn Shapes (Y4) These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?

  • Numerically Equal (Y5) Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

  • Next Size Up (Y6) The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.

These are just a few of the activities on Measurement that you can find on the NRICH curriculum pages.




The activities below, taken from the STEM Learning website, complement the NRICH activities above.