# Max Maths, Year 1, Work Book, Measuring length in units

## Maths Resource Description

In the 'Max Maths' workbook for Year 1, Practice 4 focuses on teaching young learners how to measure the length of various objects using non-standard units. The first exercise invites students to determine the length of everyday items such as a fork, knife, celery stick, skateboard, and bicycle by counting how many units each object measures. Each unit is represented by a specific length, and children are encouraged to fill in the blanks with the correct number of units corresponding to the length of each object. This hands-on activity is designed to help children understand the concept of measurement in a tangible and relatable way.

The workbook progresses to more interactive tasks where students are asked to estimate and then measure the length of objects found in their classroom using hand spans as a unit of measure. They are prompted to make an educated guess (estimate) of how many hand spans long each object might be, followed by the actual measurement to compare their estimates with real values. Additionally, there's an exercise that allows children to choose an object, draw it, and then go through the same process of estimating and measuring its length. The section concludes with a 'Maths Scramble' game, where students measure strips with letters to decode and discover the name of an insect spotted in the garden, making the learning process both educational and entertaining.