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- Round numbers to powers of 10, and 1 significant figure (review)
- Round numbers to a given number of decimal places
- Estimate the answer to a calculation
- Calculate using the order of operations (review)
- Calculate with money
- Covert metric measures of length
- Convert metric units of weight and capacity
- Solve problems involving time and the calendar

For higher-attaining pupils:

- Understand and use error interval notation
- Convert metric units of area
- Convert metric units of volume

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Here are some related resources in alphabetical order. Some may only be appropriate for high-attaining learners while others will be useful for those in need of support. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- BIDMAS A self marking exercise testing the application of BIDMAS, an acronym describing the order of operations used when evaluating expressions.
- Clock A large analogue clock to use for telling the time practice with the whole class
- Telling The Time - Part 1 Learn how to tell the time from an analogue clock then do the online exercise called Telling The Time Level 1.
- Telling The Time - Part 2 Learn how to tell the time from an analogue clock then do the online exercise called Telling The Time Level 2.
- Telling The Time - Part 3 Learn how to tell the time from an analogue clock then do the online exercise called Telling The Time Level 3.
- Telling The Time - Part 4 Learn how to tell the time from an analogue clock then do the online exercise called Telling The Time Level 4.
- Telling The Time Practise reading a clock face and solving problems involving converting between units of time.
- Months of the Year Match the month name with the month number in this drag and drop activity
- Clock Times Pairs The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test the ability to compare analogue and digital times.
- Time Sort Arrange the analogue and digital clock faces in order from earliest to latest
- Birthday Days Compute the name of the day of the week from the given birthday clues.
- Mileometer Practise converting between miles and kilometres with this self marking quiz.
- Time Arithmetic Practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing times with these self-marking exercises.
- Walking Times Questions about the time it takes to walk between places in London according to the Walking Tube Map.
- Train Timetables An interactive exercise on reading train timetables and making time calculations.
- Measuring Units Check your knowledge of the units used for measuring with this self-marking quiz about metric and imperial units.
- Sorting Units Order the ten containers according to their value (money, length and weight)
- Metric Units Pairs Find the matching pairs of equivalent metric units in this interactive online game.
- Time calculations on a calculator Time Calculations using Casio Calculator using the Degrees, Minutes and Seconds button.
- Imperial Units Learn about common imperial units and how they relate to other units of measurement.
- Imperial Units Pairs Find the matching pairs of equivalent imperial units in this interactive online game.
- Converting Standard Units Converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from one unit of measure to another.
- Bottles, Boxes and Cans Estimate the capacity of the bottles, boxes and cans in the photograph and answer questions about volume.

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

- Enlargements When areas and volumes are enlarged the results are far from intuitive. Doubling the dimensions of a rectangle produces a similar shape with four times the area! Doubling the dimensions of a cuboid produces a similar shape with eight times the volume! The activities provided are intended to give pupils experiences of dealing with enlargements so that they better understand the concept and are able to produce diagrams, make models and answer questions on this subject. Once positive integer scale factors have been mastered the notion of fractional and negative scale factors await discovery!
- 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.
- Ratio A ratio is a relationship between two numbers of the same kind. In layman's terms a ratio represents, simply, for every amount of one thing, how much there is of another thing. This topic presents a number if different ways pupils can represent ratios and apply their meaning to problem solving situations.
- 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?

Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.

Can you work out the numbers from the given clues.

This Mathematics lesson starter has been designed for April Fool's Day. Don't be caught out!

Two questions involving estimating a quantity.

Find mathematical words which can be made by using the letters in the name of your school?

Practise multiplying and dividing by eleven in your head.

Some of the Starters above are to reinforce concepts learnt, others are to introduce new ideas while others are on unrelated topics designed for retrieval practice or and opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.