Measurement

UK Primary (3-6)

Appropriate area units

Lesson

When we have a 2D shape, the amount of space it takes up is the area of that shape. When we looked at choosing an appropriate unit of measurement for length, we thought about how long something was. With area, it's quite similar. Choosing the appropriate unit of measurement can mean things make more sense, so let's see how to do this in the video.

It is most appropriate to use square metres (m^{2}) to measure the area of:

Your classroom

AAustralia

BA matchbox

CAn exercise book

DYour classroom

AAustralia

BA matchbox

CAn exercise book

D

It is most appropriate to use square centimetres (cm^{2}) to measure the area of:

Your street

AA school playground

BYour pencil case

CJapan

DYour street

AA school playground

BYour pencil case

CJapan

D

It is most appropriate to use square kilometres (km^{2}) to measure the area of:

a matchbox.

Aa city.

Ba television.

Cyour kitchen.

Da matchbox.

Aa city.

Ba television.

Cyour kitchen.

D

Remember!

Sometimes, it might be that two different units of measurement are appropriate. In that case, you can choose which one to use. The area of some insects, for example, could be measured with mm^{2} or cm^{2}.