 You would use grams to measure the ingredients for a cake.

# Measures (Year 3)

In KS2 Maths, children will learn more about measures. In Year Three children will become familiar with grams and kilograms, litres and millilitres, and centimetres, metres and kilometres, and they should be able to choose the correct unit for different types of measurement, for example the use of centimetres, metres and kilometres to measure short, medium and long lengths respectively.

Millimetres, centimetres and metres are all types of measures. Measures can be used for the measurement of length (like centimetres, metres and kilometres), mass or weight (grams and kilograms) and liquid capacity (litres and millilitres). Measurements are a big part of everyday life. Imagine buying a new pair of trousers and shoes not knowing the size of your waist or feet!

Take our measures quiz and find out how you size up with measures!

1.
How many metres in one kilometre?
10 metres
100 metres
1,000 metres
10,000 metres
We can shorten kilometre to km and metre to m
2.
100 centimetres is equal to?
Half a kilometre
1 metre
2 kilometres
Half a metre
We can shorten centimetre to cm
3.
Which unit would you use to measure the ingredients for a cake?
Grams
Kilometres
Centimetres
Metres
Grams are used to measure small weights like the amount of flour or sugar in a cake
4.
Which of these would be measured in kilograms?
The weight of a bag of apples
The length of a stick
The volume of water in a glass
The distance to school from home
Grams and kilograms are both used to measure weight
5.
Which of the following could be the height of your bedroom ceiling?
500g
2cm
5.5km
2.5m
Centimetres, metres and kilometres can all measure height. If your ceiling was 5.5km high you would live in the largest building ever built and if it were only 2cm high you wouldn't be able to get in!
6.
How many grams in a kilogram?
10g
100g
1,000g
10,000g
We can shorten kilogram to kg and gram to g
7.
How can we write 2 and half metres in decimals?
2.005m
2.05m
2.5m
205m
2.5m could also be written as 250cm
8.
1,000 millilitres is equal to?
10 litres
1 litre
1 pint
10 pints
We can shorten litre to l and millilitre to ml
9.
How many cm in 3.05m?
0.305cm
30.5cm
35cm
305cm
3.05 x 100 = 305
10.
Which unit would you use to measure the distance travelled to the next city?
Centimetres
Kilograms
Litres
Kilometres
Centimetres and kilometres both measure length but we use km for long distances and cm for short ones

Author:  Amanda Swift