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We use mm to measure the length or height of small things, cm for larger things, metres for very large things and km for long distances.

Year 2 Measurements - Estimating

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with choosing and using appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm), mass (kg/g), temperature (°C) and capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit.

Estimating measurements means being able to make a sensible guess as to a length, height, weight, temperature or capacity and choose the appropriate unit to do so. This quiz will help your child to choosing the appropriate units to measure different properties.

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Question 1
How much lemonade might this jug hold?
2 metres
2 litres
2 millimetres
2 kilograms
Litres are used for liquid
Question 2
How tall might this man be?
1m 80cm
18cm
1km 8m
12m
Most adults are taller than 1 metre but less than 2 metres
Question 3
How long could your hand be?
12cm
12mm
12m
12km
Smaller items are usually measured in centimetres
Question 4
What could this item be used to measure?
A large bunch of bananas
The water in a bath
The distance to the moon
The height of a cat
These are kitchen scales and are usually used to weigh items of food
Question 5
What unit of measure would be best to measure the ribbon around the parcel?
Metres
Centimetres
Millimetres
Miles
Centimetres would be easier to use for shorter measurements
Question 6
What could the temperature be in this fridge?
2mm
2oC
2kg
2m
Temperatures are measured in degrees
Question 7
How much liquid could a coffee cup hold?
250g
250cm
250ml
250kg
Millilitres are used to measure smaller amounts of liquid
Question 8
What could be the temperature in this photograph?
80mm
80ml
80km
80oC
Degrees measure temperatures. 80oC is very hot!
Question 9
How much might this puppy weigh?
5oC
5g
5km
5kg
Kilograms would be the best unit to use here
Question 10
What unit of measurement would be most appropriate to measure the length of this pitch?
Degrees
Kilograms
Millilitres
Metres
Metres would be easier than centimetres!
Author:  Angela Smith