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Very long distances, like the distance from the Moon to Earth, are measured in kilometres.

# Year 2 Measurements - Length and Height

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 or height in any direction (m/cm).

Understanding how to measure using standard units is a developing skill in KS1. Year 2 children learn how to measure accurately and how to compare lengths and heights. They should know the appropriate standard unit of measure too - for example, it would be appropriate to measure the length of a caterpillar using centimetres but not the height of a skyscraper.

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Question 1
How long could a coloured pencil be?
12m
22cm
220cm
22m
We use centimetres to measure shorter objects
Question 2
How long might this bus be?
80cm
80m
8cm
8m
1 metre is the same as 100 centimetres
Question 3
How tall might this building be?
7m
700m
70cm
7cm
Tall buildings are usually hundreds of metres tall
Question 4
How long might this goldfish be?
100cm
10cm
1cm
1m
The goldfish couldn't really be any of the other lengths
Question 5
How long might a paperclip be?
20m
2m
20cm
2cm
A paperclip is only a couple of centimetres long
Question 6
How tall could this tree be?
15m
500m
5cm
5mm
Although it's a very tall tree, it couldn't be 500m tall!
Question 7
How long might an acorn be?
3cm
3m
30cm
300m
The shortest measurement is the most appropriate one here
Question 8
Which unit of measurement is used for long distances?
Kilometres
Metres
Centimetres
Millimetres
Sometimes we also talk about miles
Question 9
What could the length of this gym be?
2m
25cm
25m
200m
Some huge sports hall can be even longer than this
Question 10
How long could this worm be?
120m
12m
12cm
120cm
The other answers are much too long for the length of the worm
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Solving problems involving height and length

Author:  Angela Smith