# Mileometer

## Practice converting between miles and kilometres with this self marking quiz.

One mile is roughly equal to 1.6 kilometres but
many people prefer to remember that 5 miles
is about the same as 8km.

 Convert 4 miles to kilometres. km Convert 16 miles to kilometres. km Convert 131 miles to kilometres. km Convert 12.8 kilometres to miles. miles Convert 156.8 kilometres to miles. miles Chris lives two and a half miles from school. He cycles there and back every day. How many kilometres does he cycle each day? km The speed limit on Transum Road is 60 miles per hour. What is this speed limit in kilometres per hour? km/h Sarah jogs for 3 miles and Sanjeet jogs for 9.8 kilometres. How many more kilometres did Sanjeet jog than Sarah? km How many more kilometres is it between two places that are one hundred miles apart than between to places that are one hundred kilometres apart? km The distance around the circumference of the world is 24901 miles. What is this distance expressed in kilometres? km An airport is situated on a rectangular piece of land with length 20 miles and width 15 miles. What is the area covered by the airport in square kilometres? km2 The distance between two triangulation points is found to be x miles. That same distance is y kilometres. If the difference between the numbers x and y is 33, find the value of x.
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#### Measuring Units

Check your knowledge of the units used for measuring with this multiple choice quiz about metric and imperial units.

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#### Unit Matching

Drag the cards to match the metric and imperial units with their equivalents.

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#### Memorable Measures

This is a visual aid and printable cards to introduce a homework activity about measures.

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## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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## Transum.org

This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

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#### Strategy Games

We have collected together lots of strategy games for you to enjoy. Many of them have mathematical principles involved in their design so would make a good activity for a Mathematics lesson.

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## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

## Maths Map

Are you looking for something specific? An exercise to supplement the topic you are studying at school at the moment perhaps. Navigate using our Maths Map to find exercises, puzzles and Maths lesson starters grouped by topic.

## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"Here's a quick trick for roughly converting between miles and kilometres using the Fibonacci sequence.
To convert from miles to kilometers find the term of the sequence closest to the distance in miles. The next term in the sequence is an approximation of that distance in kilometres.
To convert from kilometres to miles find the term of the sequence closest to the distance in kilometres. The previous term in the sequence is an approximation of that distance in miles."

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