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Mental Maths Starter: Name 5 2D (flat) shapes.


LO: To compare and describe length and height.

Look at the activity cards below and compare length and height in the tasks.


Next, choose a small object from home (paperclip, coin, cube) and use it to measure the items below:

  • box (cereal box, parcel)
  • cup
  • bottle or tin
  • phone
  • spoon
  • find 3 of your own objects to measure


Record the measurements in your book.

For example, a cup is 11 cubes tall. The spoon is 28 paperclips long.


Challenge: Compare the length/height of the items you have measured.

Which item is the longest/tallest and which is the shortest?