Reading scales

The children have been practising measuring capacity and reading scales. This week the children will be using many different types of scales and practising to read numbered scales and scales without all numbers marked.

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To practise this skill at home the children could continue to practise reading scales of measurement at home using measuring jugs and weighing scales. 

 The children could also use these interactive games to continue reading scales of capacity and weight. Click on the images below for the links.

capacity itp game

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