# Max Maths, Year 1, Practice, Measuring length in units

## Maths Resource Description

In the 'Max Maths, Year 1, Practice' section, students are encouraged to explore the concept of measuring length in a hands-on manner. The activity is designed to help Year 1 students understand how to measure objects using non-standard units, in this case, paper clips. The teacher will provide the paper clips, and the children will then use them to measure the length of various objects depicted on the page. The task is straightforward: place the paper clips end to end along the length of each object and count the total number of paper clips used to span the object's length.

Once the students have measured the objects, they are prompted to record their findings by writing down the number of paper clips (units) long each object is. There are four spaces provided for the children to fill in their measurements, corresponding to the objects labelled (a), (b), (c), and (d). This practical activity not only introduces the concept of measurement but also helps to develop fine motor skills and the ability to estimate and compare lengths. After completing the hands-on practice, students are directed to continue their learning by turning to workbook (WB) pages 154 to 159, where they can further engage with the concept of measuring length and practice their new skills.