Witney Community Primary School
Getting to grips with multiplication and division by powers of ten, as a precursor to converting units.
We practised multiplying an dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 today, in order that we will be able to move on and convert mm to cm or m and back, or m to km , g to kg and vice versa kg to tonnes etc... This was our first major dive into decimals this years ( we have added and subtracted them , but not really got to grips with them in the context of measure ).
Before looking at our familiar Metric system of measuring, we learned a little bit about Imperial units of measure today, such as 16oz to 1lb and 14lb to 1 stone, 12" to 1 foot and 3feet to 1 yard and 1760yds to a mile etc.... These are the units I learned 50 years ago at primary school and I wonder how I ever managed to measure anything!!
Witney Community Primary School Witney Community Primary School
Witney Community Primary School Witney Community Primary School
Witney Community Primary School
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Witney Community Primary School      Hailey Road      Witney      Oxon      OX28 1HL     
Tel: 01993 702388               email office.2302@witney.oxon.sch.uk