Being able to accurately read scales is an important part of maths in Year 2. This is easy as long as each division is numbered, but in year 2 children are introduced to numbered divisions on a scale where the divisions between them have to be read. For example, on a scale from 0 to 25 with intervals of 1 shown but only the divisions 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 numbered.
Scales such as these are usually found on weighing scales, or capacity scales eg measuring jugs for water. It is still important to use practical activities as often as possible – measuring out 250 ml of water for rice etc. Don’t forget that if you are measuring water then you can weigh the water rather than use ml ( 100ml of water weighs 100g.)
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