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Measurements topics for beginner

Below are the beginner topics available for the category "Measurements" at Free Maths Games.

Age 6 - 7 (32 topics)


Estimate the weight
Estimate or guess the approximate weight of the objects

Estimate the length
Estimate or guess the approximate length of these objects and animals

Estimate the temperature
Estimate or guess the approximate temperature of these things

Who is taller?
Look at the heights of two people and say who is taller

Who is shortest?
Look at the heights of 3 players and say who is the shortest

Half the height
Look at the heights of 4 people including Sam and say who is half the height of Sam

Order heights from shortest to tallest
Choose the correct order for these heights from shortest to tallest

Compare lengths
Compare lengths in standard units and choose which items is longer

Use symbols to compare lengths
Choose a symbol to say if the first length is longer, shorter or equal to the second length

Order these lengths
Choose the correct order for these lengths from shortest to longest

Who is heavier?
Look at the weights of two players and say who is heavier

Which is lighter?
Look at the weights of two objects and say which is lighter

Double the weight
For each set of items, pick the item that is double the weight of the named item

Use symbols to compare weights
Choose a symbol to say if A is heavier, lighter or equal in weight to B

Order these weights
Choose the correct order for these weights from lightest to heaviest

Words that describe how full or empty
Choose the best words to describe how full or empty the containers are

Order volumes: smallest to largest
Choose the correct order for these litre and millilitre volumes from smallest to largest

Which units should you use
Choose the correct units for taking these measurements

Measure volume in millilitres
Look at the container and choose the correct volume of liquid in it

On the hour
Use the clock to choose the correct time

Half past the hour
Use the clock to choose the correct time

Quarter past the hour
Use the clock to choose the correct time

Quarter to the hour
Use the clock to choose the correct time

Who runs the fastest
Compare the times of the runners and find who ran the fastest time

Which car will arrive later?
Compare departure and journey times and say which car will arrive later

Arrive am or pm?
Work out whether a family will arrive before midday (am) or after midday (pm)

Add coins worth 10¢ or less
Add up these coins with values of 10¢ or less and say how much they are worth in total

Add coins of any denomination
Identify the value of these sets of coins of any denomination

Add money in dollars and cents
Add quantities of coins and notes in dollars and cents

Take away coins worth 10¢ or less
Take away coins of denomination 10¢ or less and say how much is left

Subtract coins worth 50¢ or less
Subtract sets of coins with denominations of 50¢ or less and say how much is left

Work out the change from $1
Use subtraction to work out how much change there will be from $1 when the item is purchased


Age 7 - 8 (33 topics)


Estimate the time
Estimate or guess the approximate time to complete the tasks

Estimate the weight
Estimate or guess the approximate weight of the objects

Add lengths in metres
Identify the correct answers when adding 2 lengths given in metres

Add lengths in centimetres
Identify the correct answers for adding 2 lengths given in centimetres

Add lengths in millimetres
Identify the correct answers for adding 2 lengths given in millimetres

Subtract lengths in metres
Identify the correct answers for subtracting lengths given in metres

Subtract lengths in centimetres
Identify the correct answers when subtracting lengths given in centimetres

Subtract lengths in millimetres
Identify the correct answers when subtracting lengths given in millimetres

Add mass: kilograms, grams
Add the given pairs of weights given in either kilograms or grams

Which is the longer item?
Choose the item that is longer

Use symbols to compare length
Choose a symbol to say if the first length is longer, shorter or equal to the second length

Scaling distance by 10
If journey B is ten times longer than journey A, how long is journey B?

Who is heaviest?
Look at the weights in kilograms of 3 school pupils and say who is heaviest

Which item is lightest?
Look at the metric weights of 3 items and say which is lightest

Use symbols to compare weight
Choose a symbol to say if the first mass is greater than, less than or equal to the second mass

Scaling weight by 10
If an object is ten times heavier than another object, what does it weigh?

Choose the units
Choose the most likely units to use for taking the measurements described

Perimeter of a rectangle
Use the diagram to measure the perimeter of the rectangle

Analogue clock
Using the clock choose the correct description for the time

Analogue clock: Roman numerals
Reading a clock with Roman numerals choose the correct description for the time

Digital clock
Choose the correct description for each of the given digital clock times

24 hour clock
Choose the correct description for each of these 24 hour times

am or pm
Decide whether these 24 hour clock times are am or pm

Arrival times: first or last
From the given list of arrival times pick the person who arrives first or last

Compare durations: seconds & minutes
From the race times given in seconds or minutes identify who finished first or last

Compare durations: minutes & hours
From the journey times given in hours or minutes identify who arrives first or last

Which durations are the same?
Compare three durations in minutes and hours and pick the two that are the same

How many of these in that
Identify how many smaller units make up larger unit of time e.g. the number of seconds in a minute is 60

Subtract coins
Subtract groups of coins of all denominations and say how much is left

How much change from $5?
Use subtraction to work out how much change you should get from $5

Add metres to centimetres
Convert metres into centimetres and then add the measures together

Add kilograms and grams
Convert the given kilograms to grams and then add the weights together

Add litres and millilitres
Add litres and millilitres by converting the litres to millilitres and then adding the volumes together


Age 8 - 9 (38 topics)


Estimate time
Estimate or guess the approximate time to complete the tasks

Estimate heights of things
Estimate or guess the approximate heights of each of the given objects

Estimate weights
Estimate or guess the approximate weight of each of the given objects

Estimate the volume
Estimate or guess the approximate volume of the containers in litres or millilitres

Estimate areas
Estimate or guess the approximate area of each shape or space

Estimate costs of common items
Estimate or guess the approximate monetary value of the items

Add centimetres to metres
Add the lengths by converting metres into centimetres and then adding the measurements together

Add kilograms and grams
Add the masses by converting the given kilograms to grams and then adding the weights together

Subtract grams from kilograms
Subtract the masses by converting the given kilograms to grams and then subtracting the weights

Add litres and millilitres
Add litres and millilitres by converting the litres to millilitres and then adding the volumes together

Subtract millilitres from litres
Subtract millilitres from litres by converting the litres to millilitres and then subtracting

Subtract metric lengths
Identify the correct answers for calculations involving subtracting metric lengths

Calculate perimeters of squares
Calculate the perimeters of squares by adding the lengths of their sides

Calculate perimeters of rectangles
Calculate the perimeters of rectangles by adding the lengths of their sides

Calculate area: multiply measurements
Calculate the areas of rectangles by multiplying the given measurements of width and height

Compare metric lengths: longer item
Compare metric to metric measures of length and decide which of the 2 items is longer

Compare metric units: longest
For each selection of item lengths given in metric units, choose the item that is the longest

Compare metric units: shortest
For each selection of item lengths given in metric units, choose the item that is the shortest

Use symbols to compare lengths
Choose a symbol to say if the first length is longer, shorter or equal to the second length

Who is heaviest?
Look at the weights in kilograms of 4 pupils and say who is heaviest

Which is lightest?
Look at the digital weights of 4 items and say which is lightest

Use symbols to compare weight
Select equality symbols to correctly compare masses in kilograms and grams

Compare different units
Compare weights in different metric units and choose the heaviest item

Cheapest option
Use addition or multiplication to work out which of the 2 options costs the least

Most expensive option
Use addition or multiplication to work out which of the 2 options is more expensive

Convert litres to millilitres
Convert fractions of litres into millilitres by multiplying the litres by 1000

Convert millilitres to litres
Convert hundreds and thousands of millilitres to litres by dividing by 1000

Analogue clock
Using the clock choose the correct description for the time

Digital clock
Choose the correct description for each of the given digital clock times

24 hour to standard time
Choose the correct 12 hour clock descriptions for these 24 hour times

12 hour to 24 hour clock times
Convert standard 12 hour clock times to 24 hour clock times

Minutes to hours and minutes
Convert times given in minutes into the equivalent time in hours and minutes

Hours and minutes to minutes
Convert hours and minutes into the equivalent number of minutes only

Minutes to seconds
Convert durations given in minutes to durations in seconds by multiplying by 60

Years to months
Convert years into the correct number of months and vice versa

Weeks to days
Convert weeks into the correct number of days and vice versa

Kilometres to metres
Convert kilometres into the correct number of metres

Metres to kilometres
Convert metres into the correct number of kilometres


Age 9 - 10 (31 topics)


Estimate the time
Estimate the time these tasks would take on average

Estimate the height
Estimate or guess the approximate height of the objects

Estimate the weight
Estimate or guess the approximate weight of each of the given objects

Estimate the volume
Estimate or guess the approximate volume of the given objects in litres or millilitres

Minutes to hours & minutes
Convert times given in minutes into the equivalent time in hours and minutes

Hours and minutes to minutes
Convert hours and minutes into the equivalent number of minutes only

Kilometres to metres
Convert the given kilometres to the equivalent number of metres

Metres to kilometres
Convert the given number of metres to the equivalent number of kilometres

Centimetres to metres
Convert the given number of centimetres to the equivalent number of metres

Metres to centimetres
Convert the given number of metres to the equivalent number of centimetres

Centimetres to millimetres
Convert the given number of centimetres to the equivalent number of millimetres

Millimetres to centimetres
Convert the given number of millimetres to the equivalent number of centimetres

Grams to kilograms
Convert the given number of grams to the equivalent number of kilograms

Kilograms to grams
Convert the given number of kilograms to the equivalent number of grams

Litres into millilitres
Convert the given number of litres to the equivalent number of millilitres

Millilitres into litres
Convert the given number of millilitres to the equivalent number of litres

Metric to imperial
Use the stated approximations to convert metric to imperial measures

Imperial to metric
Use the approximations to convert imperial to metric measures

Calculate perimeter: composite shapes
Calculate the perimeters of composite shapes using metric measures

Calculate area: squares
Calculate the areas of squares using standard units

Calculate area: rectangles
Calculate the areas of the given rectangles using standard metric units

Rectangles: largest area
Calculate the areas of two rectangles and say which is the biggest

Rectangles: how much bigger
Compare areas of rectangles and say by how much one is bigger than the other

Rectangles: longer perimeter
Calculate the perimeters of two rectangles and say which rectangle has the longer perimeter

Metric weights: different units
Compare weights in different metric units and choose the heaviest item

Kilograms to imperial pounds
Select equality symbols to correctly compare masses in metric kilograms and imperial pounds

Metric and imperial weights
Compare 3 metric and imperial weights and say which is the heaviest

Equality symbols: metric & imperial
Choose the correct symbol to say if length A is longer, shorter or equal to length B

Missing measurements
Use perimeter & reverse operations to find missing measurements

Rectangle perimeters as sums of letters
Use letters to express the perimeters of rectangles

Ribbon lengths & money
Use a conversion to work out how much the ribbon will cost


Age 10 - 11 (29 topics)


Calculate volume of cuboids
Use the dimensions of the sides to calculate the volume of these cuboids

Estimate volume of cuboids
Use rounding to calculate an estimate of the volume of these cuboids

Compare volumes: largest, smallest
Compare tabular cuboid dimensions and identify the one with the largest or smallest volume

Standard units: symbols to names
Identify the correct names for these standard unit symbols

Standard units: names to symbols
Identify the correct standard units from the written descriptions

Select units of measure
Identify the most appropriate units to use to measure the given items or events

Identify compound units
Identify the compound units from the given lists of units

Hours to minutes
Identify the correct number of minutes for the given number of hours

Kilometres to metres
Identify the correct number of metres for the given kilometres

Metres to centimetres
Identify the correct number of centimetres for the given metres

Centimetres to millimetres
Convert the given number of centimetres to the equivalent number of millimetres

Kilograms to grams
Convert the given number of kilograms to the equivalent number of grams

Litres to millilitres
Convert the given number of litres to the equivalent number of millilitres

Metres to kilometres
Convert the given number of metres to the equivalent number of kilometres

Centimetres to metres
Identify the correct number of metres for the given number of centimetres

Millimetres to centimetres
Identify the correct number of centimetres for the given number of millimetres

Grams to kilograms
Identify the correct number of kilograms for the given number of grams

Millilitres to litres
Convert the given number of millilitres to litres by dividing the millilitres by 1000

Metric to imperial
Use the stated approximations to convert metric to imperial measures

Imperial to metric
Use the stated approximations to convert imperial to metric measures

Equality symbols: compare mass
Select equality symbols to compare metric kilograms to imperial pounds (lb)

Convert metric : imperial: line graphs
Use the graphical representation to convert between metric and imperial measurements

Equality symbols: compare lengths
Choose a symbol to indicate that length A is longer, shorter or equal to B

Area of parallelograms
Use the formula area = base x height identify the area of each parallelogram

Area of triangles
Use the formula A = h x b/2 to identify the area of these triangles

Perimeter: composite shapes
Use letters to express the perimeter of composite shapes

Scale drawings & area
Use given measure and scale factors to work out new areas

Money earned over time
Given certain data, work out how much someone earns in a day, a week, a month or per annum

Negative integers
Use a number line to add or subtract negative temperatures


Each of our maths topics for beginner (Age 1 to Age 6) are made up of between 6 and 20 question and answer pairs (both the written form and a robot voice speaking those questions and answers). Each topic can be used with all the activities on the site.


Counting   *   Comparing numbers   *   Pattern   *   Place value   *   Addition   *   Subtraction   *   Addition & Subtraction   *   Multiplication   *   Division   *   Multiply & Divide   *   Fractions   *   Decimals   *   Ratio & proportion   *   Measurements   *   Shapes   *   Position & direction   *   Statistics   *   Algebra

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