Length and distance

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Why learn about length and distance?

A centimetre is about the width of your finger. A metre is about a long pace.

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Length and distance includes

·          Information about units of measure for length and distance, including metric and imperial units

·          Strategies and choice of units for measuring small and longer lengths

·          Key words used to describe dimensions

·          Practical examples of using scales to measure distances

·          Activities to practise length and distance measuring

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.



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