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Practical Measuring Activities

# Practical Measuring Activities

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activities for 10-12 years olds using trundle wheels to measure area and perimeter.
activities for 10-12 years olds using trundle wheels to measure area and perimeter.

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05/14/2013

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Using a trundle wheel measure the perimeter of thefollowing places. Be as accurate as you can andrecord the results in the table below.
PlacePerimeter(Metres)
Outside of the BasketBall CourtOutline of the FortOutside of the CricketNetsRubbish Bin from thePlaygroundHandball SquaresOne Third of theBasket Ball CourtAround Room 24 Your choice 1 Your choice 2Which place had the largest perimeter?________________________________How big was the perimeter of this place?______________________________Which place had the smallest perimeter?_______________________________How small was the perimeter of this place?_____________________________

Did you find it easy or difficult to use a trundle wheelto measure the perimeter of each place within theschool? _________________________ Why do you think thiswas the case?________________________________________________Have you used a trundle wheel to measure beforetoday’s activity? _____________Would you use a trundle wheel again to measureperimeter? __________________Why or why not?________________________________________________Did you find it easier to measure length or perimeterusing a trundle wheel? _____Why?_________________________________________________________Using a trundle wheel measure the following lengthsand record them in the table below. Be as accurate aspossible.
Place to MeasureLength (Metres)
Longest side of theBasket Ball CourtShortest side of the

Basket Ball CourtA Silver SeatThe Open End of theCricket NetsThe Length of the Girlstoilet Block The Length of the BoysToilet Block  Your choice 1 Your choice 2Which place had the largest length?________________________________How long was the length of this place?______________________________Which place had the smallest length?________________________________How long was the length of this place?______________________________Did you find it easy or difficult to use a trundle wheelto measure the length of each place within theschool? _________________________ Why do you think thiswas the case?________________________________________________Would you use a trundle wheel again to measurelength? ____________________Why or why not?________________________________________________

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