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CLIP 2916

Estimating and calculating distance

Estimating and calculating distance

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Key Info
  • Estimating and calculating distance
  • Duration: 05:04
  • Captain Calamity estimates and measures distance in kilometres and estimates the number of sheep in a field to successfully rescue Princess Amber. Princess Amber is held prisoner by the Evil Ruler. Captain Calamity can only rescue her by completing a quest. This quest involves bringing back a tail feather from the Golden Phoenix. Progress of the distance travelled is checked along the way both as estimates and as actual measurements calculated by the Tripometer. From this Captain Calamity can work out how far he has travelled and how far he still has to go. As he gets closer to finding the Golden Phoenix he also has to estimate the number of sheep in a field.
  • Subject:



    Problem Solving: Measures and Shape

  • Keywords: distance, kilometre, half, right, left, compare, estimate, measure, first, fewer, more, middle
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used when introducing number problems and calculations involving distance in kilometres and to reinforce the concept of estimating. It might also be used as part of a plenary. It would provide a fun way to reinforce the concepts and vocabulary associated with number problems and calculations related to distance.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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