As children progress through KS2 they will learn more about measures in Maths. As well as understanding the different values of the metric measures (for example that 2 litres = 2,000 millilitres), in Year Four children will be exposed to some of the old imperial measures such as pints. They will also learn how to write measurements using more than one type of measure, for example 2.5 metres as 2m 50cm.

To measure liquid capacity, millilitres, centilitres and litres are used. These are called metric measures but we some times use other measures like gallons or pints. These are known as imperial measures. There are more imperial measures that we sometimes use - miles for long distances, stones for weights and inches for short distances instead of the metric kilometres, kilograms and centimetres.

Do you know your litres from your pints? Test your knowledge of measures by playing this quiz.

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