Module 3: Exploring Measurement and Data Handling

Section 1: Introducing measurement

Key Focus Question: In what ways can you plan practical activities to explore pupils’ ideas and to help develop their understanding of measure?

Keywords: Planning, measurement, heart beat, mind maps prior knowledge, resources

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you will have:

  • developed your skills in organising the class in ways that will help pupils show respect for each other;
  • developed your skills in asking questions to encourage thinking;
  • used different ways to gather data to help pupils discuss who they are.


In our daily lives we measure lots of things such as our height, the weight of our vegetables, how far we have walked but we do not always measure precisely. This section explores some ways to develop pupils understanding of measure and its uses.

1. Using mindmaps