Measuring: Imperial and metric

Imperial units such as feet, pints, ounces and miles are used alongside metric units like metres, millilitres and kilometres. In the UK we use metric for money (pence) and imperial for large distances (miles).

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Imperial and metric includes:

  • Imperial and metric measures commonly used in the UK
  • Activities that identify the units used for everyday measurements
  • Conversion factors within imperial units
  • Conversion factors between imperial and metric units
  • Activities to practise conversions

Downloadable Factsheets

Metric measurements
Measuring distance and speed
Imperial and metric measurements
Imperial capacities
Converting between imperial and metric measures

Downloadable Worksheets

Abbreviating units of measurement
Imperial and metric measures in context 1: length
Imperial and metric measures in context 2: weight and capacity
Using maps and reading distances
Imperial measurement: Sorting activity
Measurements crossword
Imperial and metric: Matching activity

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