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

In the Year 2 section of Max Maths, students are encouraged to try their hand at measuring the length of various objects, with a focus on understanding and using centimetres and metres as units of measurement. The exercise presents images of a rope, a car, a canoe, and a guitar alongside 1-metre rulers, which are clarified as not being to scale. This visual representation aids children in grasping the concept of length and the practical application of measuring. The task set for the students is to write down the lengths of these objects in metres, helping them to become familiar with the metric system and to understand how different objects can be measured using the same unit of length.

The activity is structured with individual sections for each object, labelled from (a) to (d), where students are prompted to fill in the blanks with the appropriate lengths in metres. This exercise not only reinforces the concept of measurement but also encourages the development of estimation skills as students are guided to think about the size of each object in relation to the metre ruler provided. By engaging with this task, children learn to associate everyday items with their approximate sizes, thereby enhancing their spatial awareness and numerical understanding in a practical context.