Teachers’ notes: Measure Island – Marvo’s Marvellous Measures


  1. to read simple scales accurately
  2. to learn about metric units and those Imperial units which are still commonly used in the UK
  3. to teach this topic in a fun way!

The Activities:

The activities require Flash Player.

These activities were developed in response to comments from teachers of other subjects – particularly food technology and science – that students could not use measuring jugs, cylinders etc accurately. Eventually there will be more activities, not all are online yet.

  1. Marvo’s Metric Challenge: Students have to drag labels into position on some measuring jugs. This involves working with millilitres and litres. Some of the labels are distinctly yucky, but I don’t think that there’s anything that will offend anyone!

Not everything is online yet, this is a big project! More links will appear as I complete more sections.

Measure Island (including the source code) by Lois Lindemann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

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