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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.

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Convert 5 miles to kilometres. km Correct Wrong
Convert 19 miles to kilometres. km Correct Wrong
Convert 103 miles to kilometres. km Correct Wrong
Convert 16 kilometres to miles. miles Correct Wrong
Convert 142.4 kilometres to miles. miles Correct Wrong
Bicycle 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 Correct Wrong
The speed limit on Transum Road is 40 miles per hour. What is this speed limit in kilometres per hour?

km/h Correct Wrong
Sarah jogs for 3 miles and Sanjeet jogs for 7.8 kilometres. How many more kilometres did Sanjeet jog than Sarah?

km Correct Wrong
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 Correct Wrong
The distance around the circumference of the world is 24901 miles. What is this distance expressed in kilometres?

km Correct Wrong
An airport is situated on a rectangular piece of land with length 25 miles and width 20 miles. What is the area covered by the airport in square kilometres?

km2 Correct Wrong
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 30, find the value of x.

Correct Wrong

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Measuring Units

Measuring Units

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Unit Matching

Unit Matching

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

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Memorable Measures

Memorable Measures

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

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Beat The Clock

Beat The Clock

It is a race against the clock to answer 30 mental arithmetic questions. There are nine levels to choose from to suit pupils of different abilities.


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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.

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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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