# Year 1 | Measuring Length Using a Ruler Lesson Presentation

## Year 1 measuring length using a ruler resources

Topic: Measurement: length and height

This lesson focuses on measuring lengths and heights using standard units and using a ruler. It is a longer presentation and may be best taught over 2 sessions – one on introducing children to using a ruler, and a second on using a ruler to measure and compare the length and height of objects.

Small Steps: Measure length (standard units)

NC Links: •Measure and begin to record lengths and heights •Compare, describe, and solve practical problems for lengths and heights (for example, long/short, longer/shorter. tall/short, taller/shorter). *Begin to use measuring tools such as a ruler.

TAF Statements: Working At: Read scales in divisions of ones, twos, fives.

Greater depth: Use reasoning about number and relationship to solve more complex problems and explain their thinking. *Read scales where not all numbers on the scale are given and estimate points in between.

Ready-to-progress criteria:  1NPV-2 Reason about the location of numbers to 20 within the linear

number system, including comparing using greater than, less than and equal to

Future applications: Compare and order numbers.