# Max Maths, Year 2, Try it, Measuring length in centimetres and in metres (1)

In this engaging activity from a Year 2 mathematics textbook, young learners are introduced to the concept of measuring length using centimetres. The task, titled "Let's Try It," encourages students to write down the lengths of various everyday objects. They are presented with four objects – a lollipop, a safety pin, a paper clip, and a pen – and are asked to measure each item using a centimetre scale. The scale provided ranges from 0 to 15 centimetres, allowing children to visually align each object against the scale and determine its length to the nearest centimetre.

The activity is designed to be interactive and hands-on, helping students to develop their understanding of length measurement and the use of standard units. By physically measuring common items, children can relate the abstract concept of length to tangible examples, thereby reinforcing their learning. The exercise also serves as a foundation for their future mathematical skills, as measuring accurately is a critical aspect of many areas of study and everyday life. This task not only helps to improve their numerical skills but also enhances their fine motor skills as they handle the objects and the measuring scale with care.