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Programme Of Study For Key Stage 3 Mathematics

These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to use standard units of mass, length, time, money and other measures, including with decimal quantities"

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Currency Conversion Test your ability to convert from one currency to another with this self marking quiz.
- Flowchart Bills Calculate bill totals by following the instructions given in the form of a flow chart.
- Imperial Units Pairs Find the matching pairs of equivalent imperial units in this interactive online game.
- Measuring Units Check your knowledge of the units used for measuring with this multiple choice quiz about metric and imperial units.
- Metric Units Pairs Find the matching pairs of equivalent metric units in this interactive online game.
- Money Maths Test your skills and understanding with this online exercise about Money Maths and Personal Finance.
- Telling The Time Practise reading a clock face and making simple time calculations.
- Thai Restaurant Calculate the restaurant bills for each of the tables in the Thai Restaurant.
- Time calculations on a calculator Time Calculations using Casio Calculator using the Degrees, Minutes and Seconds button.
- Walking Times Questions about the time it takes to walk between places in London according to the Walking Tube Map.

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson starters, resources and activities from Transum.

- Mensuration Mensuration is the branch of Mathematics dealing with measurement of angles, length, area, and volume. It is linked closely to the topic of Estimation and related to the topics of Angles, Shape and Shave (3D). It is essential for pupils to have an understanding of the units used to measure which include both the more common metric units and the Imperial units still in common usage. We have found a good teaching strategy is to ask each of the pupils to "Bring to the next Maths lesson some visual aid which will help the rest of the class remember the size of a unit of measurement". See Memorable Measures below for the printable resources. This activity provides an association with a unit, a visual aid and a known person which is a great memory enhancer.
- Money For many pupils the ability to understand financial transactions is a skill they thank their mathematics teacher for. Understanding the use of money is a real, practical application of mathematics in the real world and is just as important today as ever it was. When it comes to managing our money and avoiding costly mistakes it is well worthwhile to strive to become an expert. There are key aspects of personal finance the pupils should understand as the get older and more independent in their lives and the activities provided here provide resources for a small part of their learning process.
- Time This topic provides opportunities for pupils to practise the calculations that are required in time based problems. After mastering the decimal system manipulating units of time can prove to be very difficult for many. Of all the mathematics topics studied in school this is one of them that has a real and direct practical use in real life. Everyone is more able to cope with day to day tasks if they can read an analogue clock, interpret the 24 hour clock and understand the calendar. When planning to improve pupils’ estimation skills don’t forget to include practice in estimating time. An amusing diversion in a lesson is to ask everyone to stand up, close their eyes then to sit down when they think a minute has passed. An fascinating open-ended investigation would be to consider the impact decimal time may have on us all. How would it work, what would need to change and what advantages would it bring?