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Math Rescue Book 2 – Measurement, Chance & Data

Activities for all students, including those with Specific Learning Difficulties, working at Challenging Level.

Math Rescue Book 2 – Measurement, Chance & Data by Sandy Tasker
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About The Math Rescue Series This blackline master series has been created for classroom teachers and parents to use for home or class work – with students of a range of abilities taken into consideration. The focus will be on reinforcement of "the basics" in maths, as well as activities aimed at developing understanding of classroom activities in mathematics. Students with Specific Learning Difficulties experience a range of problems with their academic learning. These aspects include:  Difficulties with word recognition and comprehension  Coping with pages that are too cluttered and with too many differing requirements  Being able to sequence, recall and apply strategies in abstract situations  Striving to process formation – while working to meet deadlines  Having trouble with personal organization with their schoolwork. The books in this series are designed with these problems in mind, and whilst pages are designed for the student with learning difficulties, they can also be used as a simple and straightforward introduction to concepts or a reinforcement of mathematical strategies for the whole class. The books will follow a basic format, with a variety of homework topics usually containing a choice of two worksheets. Contents of Book Two: Measurement, Chance & Data: Activity Sheets Measuring Perimeter Area Calculation Area of a Triangle Circumference Liters and Milliliters Kilograms and Grams Volume What’s the Time? Help Sheet What’s the Time? Estimates Looking at Calendars Looking at Timetables Range, Mode, Median and Mean Bar Graphs and Line Graphs Venn Diagrams

Ready-Ed Publications; May 2004
51 pages; ISBN 9781863975650
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Title: Math Rescue Book 2 – Measurement, Chance & Data
Author: Sandy Tasker

Learning About Measurement

Perimeter (How LONG is it AROUND the OUTSIDE?)
Add the lengths of all the sides:

My classroom = 8 m + 8 m + 8 m + 8 m = 24 m

Area (How much SPACE does it take up?)
Multiply length x width. Units are squared mm, cm or km
e.g. Area = 4 m x 6 m = 24 m²

My neighbourhood block = 1 km² = 1000 000 m²
My bedroom window = 1 m² = 10 000 cm²
My computer key (1 letter) = 1 cm² = 100 mm²

10000 m² = 1 hectare (ha)

Volume (How much is it FILLED up?)
Liters = L Milliliters = mL

Small water tank or outdoor spa = 1 kL (kiloliter) = 1000 L (liters)
Carton of milk = 1 L (liter) = 1000 mL (milliliters)

Mass (Often called weight - how much does it WEIGH?)
Tonne = t Kilograms = kg Grams = g

Total mass of a class of children = 1 t = 1000 kg = 1000 000 g
Bag of rice = 1 kg = 1000 g

When are length, perimeter and area used?

Making models, craft work, clothes, etc., e.g. measuring a 3 cm hem.

House and garden plans, renovating, working out amounts of material required, e.g.
ordering enough paving to cover 5 m² or checking the length of a wall to make sure
a new couch will fit along it.

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