Units of Measure

Scheme of work: GCSE Foundation: Year 9: Term 3: Units of Measure

Prerequisite Knowledge

• Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
• measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
• tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

Success Criteria

• Use standard units of measure and related concepts (length, area, volume/capacity, mass, time, money, etc.)
• measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting maps and scale drawings

Key Concepts

• Understanding and applying the keywords is vital throughout this topic.
• Metric terms such as milli, cent, kilo need to be associated with their numerical equivalences.
• Relate metric conversions to multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
• Practical measuring activities using the appropriate equipment helps students to remember the imperial/metric conversions.

Common Misconceptions

• Students sometimes fail to recognise that imperial and metric units are two distinct sets of measurements.
• Remembering the metric/imperial conversions often prove difficult for most students.
• Students may have difficulty with the numerical conversions, especially with imperial units. Encourage the use of calculators when appropriate.

Units of Measure Resources

Mr Mathematics Blog

Planes of Symmetry in 3D Shapes

Planes of Symmetry in 3D Shapes for Key Stage 3/GCSE students.

Use isometric paper for hands-on learning and enhanced understanding.

GCSE Trigonometry Skills & SOH CAH TOA Techniques

Master GCSE Math: Get key SOH-CAH-TOA tips, solve triangles accurately, and tackle area tasks. Ideal for students targeting grades 4-5.

Regions in the Complex Plane

Explore Regions in the Complex Plane with A-Level Further Maths: inequalities, Argand diagrams, and geometric interpretations.