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Mileometer

Practise converting between miles and kilometres with this self marking quiz.

Mileometer Length Area Volume Mass Time Mixed More Measures

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 3 miles to kilometres. km Correct Wrong
Convert 19 miles to kilometres. km Correct Wrong
Convert 136 miles to kilometres. km Correct Wrong
Convert 12.8 kilometres to miles. miles Correct Wrong
Convert 44.8 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 60 miles per hour. What is this speed limit in kilometres per hour?

km/h Correct Wrong
Sarah jogs for 5 miles and Sanjeet jogs for 11 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 30 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 27, find the value of x.

Correct Wrong
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Measuring Units

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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Suggested Activity

Unit Matching

Unit Matching

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

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Homework

Memorable Measures

Memorable Measures

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

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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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