# Measures

**If you have every spent time trying to help children to use a protractor you will know how tricky a skill it is to teach.** Here's a fantastic maths resource from one of our members that takes much of the pain out of that.

Jason came up with this when he was teaching his Y4 children to measure angles. Here's how he describes it: **Read more »**

**Here's a unique Problem Solving activity set in a meaningful context.**

This is another from our mathsticks+ member, Jason. He explains that it was designed to offer challenge to his Y4 class. The activity enabled them to solve a range of problems and discuss the strategies they used.

Basically the children have a series of cards with capacities indicated on them. Here's a sample: **Read more »**

**This very simple, quick resource was suggested by one of our members.**

The children are given several images of different sized broomsticks; they can sort these according to length, or measure them - using non-standard units or in cm or even mm. **Read more »**

**This is a simple activity for children to practice comparing units of measurement**. It is based on the game of pairs, or 'Concentration'.

The resource consists of 18 pairs of cards featuring metric measurements for capacity, weight and linear measurement.

To make this maths resource: downloads the Attachment and print out the four page pdf, cut into separate cards and laminate if you wish. **Read more »**