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Early Years Maths: Measuring Length

Measuring Lengths | Early Years Maths Lesson Plans

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An Early Years maths activity from NRICH that encourages children to measure length using non-standard measures i.e. linked cubes rather than a rulers. At the beginning of the lesson the children will create caterpillars out of modelling clay, they will then be encouraged to discuss the different lengths around the classroom and record their findings.

This lesson plan has been kindly shared with us by NRICH, a mathematics project set up by Cambridge University which provide support for those either teaching or learning maths. NRich is run by a group of qualified teachers who work in partnership with teachers and schools to help develop mathematical thinking and problem solving skills. To find out more about NRich, or to download more high quality lesson plans, go to their website:

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    Great resources !

  3. bose dada

    The resources will be useful to teach my son and also in the classroom

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