Measurement

UK Primary (3-6)

Problems with Lengths

Lesson

Now that we've seen how to convert between units, including when we can convert between units using two steps, we can use these skills to do things like compare lengths. Come and see how we determine who hit the baseball the longest distance, as well as how much fabric you can buy.

The conversion chart can help us as well.

Remember!

When we convert units, we need to remember whether to multiply or divide. Will we end up with more units, that are smaller (multiplication), or will we end up with bigger units, but less of them (division)?

The table given shows the distance from New York to other cities in the United States:

City | Distance (km) |
---|---|

Los Angeles | $3940$3940 |

Houston | $2284$2284 |

Washington | $328$328 |

Chicago | $1146$1146 |

Charlotte | $856$856 |

New Orleans | $1882$1882 |

Which city is furthest from New York?

Houston

ALos Angeles

BCharlotte

CChicago

DNew Orleans

EWashington

FHouston

ALos Angeles

BCharlotte

CChicago

DNew Orleans

EWashington

FWhich city is nearest to New York?

Charlotte

AChicago

BHouston

CWashington

DNew Orleans

ELos Angeles

FCharlotte

AChicago

BHouston

CWashington

DNew Orleans

ELos Angeles

FWhich city is about $1000$1000 km further away from New York than Charlotte?

Chicago

ALos Angeles

BWashington

CNew Orleans

DHouston

EChicago

ALos Angeles

BWashington

CNew Orleans

DHouston

E

A rectangular table is measured to be $253$253 centimetres long and $1.49$1.49 metres wide.

Convert the length of the rectangular table to metres.

Calculate the difference between the length and the width in metres.

Joanne is $156$156 cm tall. Victoria is $1.14$1.14 m tall.

Work out the height of Victoria in centimetres.

Who is taller?

Joanne

AVictoria

BJoanne

AVictoria

B