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# PrimaryMaths : Problem Solving: Measures and Shape

Clip description Keywords
Capacity and measure

Duration: 03:22

A visit to the Panto House where Jack and Jill want Buttons to fill their bucket with water explores capacity and measures in a real life context.

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. Animation.

Estimating and measuring area

Duration: 02:58

How to calculate area in square metres from knowledge of lengths and widths using a real life problem - estimating and measuring the length of a carpet.

Finding the volume of a solid cuboid

Duration: 01:23

Pupils are set a task to find the volume of a solid cuboid shape using specific dimensions.

Finding the volume of a solid cuboid (signed)

Duration: 01:27

Pupils are set a task to find the volume of a solid cuboid shape using specific dimensions.

How to measure temperature and save energy

Duration: 09:58

Stefan Gates reads the story of Goldilocks to children in hospital and finds out why the temperature needs to be “not too hot, not too cold but just right”. Then he meets some children at a school who collect and present temperature data in their energy saving campaign.

Measuring in litres - bottling milk (signed)

Duration: 01:44

How milk is put into 1 litre containers in a factory.

Problem solving using basic algebra - finding the weight of three cats

Duration: 01:41

A vet challenges students to find the individual weights of three cats using knowledge of their combined weights.

Problem solving using basic algebra - finding the weight of three cats (signed)

Duration: 00:43

A vet challenges students to find the individual weights of three cats using knowledge of their combined weights.

Problem solving with equilateral triangles

Duration: 03:52

A visit to the Grecian pizza parlour explores real life problems involving equilateral triangles, tessellation and investigative work with triangles.

Real life time problem - calculating hours, minutes and seconds

Duration: 01:07

A real life time problem which involves calculating how many seconds a zoo keeper spends at work each day.

Real life time problem - calculating hours, minutes and seconds (signed)

Duration: 02:49

A real life time problem which involves calculating how many seconds a zoo keeper spends at work each day.

Real life time problem - calculating hours, minutes and seconds (signed)

Duration: 01:11

A real life time problem which involves calculating how many seconds a zoo keeper spends at work each day.

Shape, scale and accurate measurement

Duration: 04:42

Captain Calamity uses his knowledge about shapes, reading scales and measuring accurately to win his quest. Animation.

Understanding how rainwater can be harvested using maths

Duration: 10:10

Stefan Gates visits a huge hi-tech greenhouse in Kent to learn how much rain can be collected from a roof and how much water can be saved. Then he helps some children calculate how much rainwater can be collected on their school roof to water their ecogarden.

Duration: 03:42

A visit to the Grecian Pizza Parlour explores the concept of radius and diameter in a real life context using pizza cheese toppings.

Using weights and measures

Duration: 02:45

The real life context of following a pancake recipe challenges us to adapt the quantities to make enough for more people.

Weighing and measuring

Duration: 02:52

A visit to the pizza parlour explores how to solve the problem of making equal size pizzas from a 2kg dough.