# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Measuring length in centimetres and in metres (3)

In a practical lesson from Max Maths for Year 2, children learn the basics of measuring length using standard units of centimetres and metres. The lesson features Han, a character who measures the length of his desk. Through this example, children are shown that the desk measures 1 metre in length, which is recorded as '1 m'. This real-world application helps students to visualise and understand the concept of measuring and recording lengths using metres, a fundamental skill in mathematics and everyday life.

Furthering their understanding of measurement, the children then observe Han as he measures the height of a door. The door's height is shown to be 2 metres, demonstrating the need for Han to use two metre rulers to measure such a length. This scenario provides a clear and relatable context for students to grasp the idea of combining units to measure taller objects. The visual representation of Han using two separate metre rulers to reach the full height of the door reinforces the concept that each ruler represents a length of 1 metre, thereby building a foundational understanding of measuring longer distances and heights in a simple and engaging manner.