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Measurement: Comparing Lengths and Masses

In this worksheet, students must compare and order lengths and masses, and must understand the use of >, < and = signs.

'Measurement: Comparing Lengths and Masses' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare Measurements

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must compare and order lengths and masses with the use of >< and = signs.

 

Lengths

10 millimetres (mm) = 1 centimetre (cm)

100 centimetres (cm) = 1 metre (m)

 

Masses

1000 grams (g) = 1 kilogram (kg)

 

 

Example 1

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A stamp is 20 mm tall.

A sticker is 3 cm tall.

 

height of stamp      height of sticker

 

 

Answer

The stamp is 20 mm tall. 

The sticker is 30 mm tall.

 

20 is less than 30.

20 mm < 30 mm.

 

height of stamp      height of sticker

 

 

Example 2

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A packet of crisps has a mass of 200 g.

A bag of flour has a mass of 1 kg.

 

mass of flour      mass of crisps

 

 

Answer

The crisps have a mass of 200 g.

The flour has a mass of 1000 g.

 

1000 is more than 200.

1000 g > 200 g.

 

mass of flour      mass of crisps

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

                        

 

A stamp is 25 mm wide.

A sticker is 3 cm wide.

 

width of stamp      width of sticker

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A book has a mass of 550 g.

A calculator has a mass of 350 g.

 

mass of book      mass of calculator

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

                          

        Fido       Rover      Happy

 

Fido is 35 cm tall.

Rover is 45 cm tall.

Happy is 55 cm tall.

 

Fido's height      Happy's height

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

                          

        Fido       Rover      Happy

 

Fido has a mass of 22 kg.

Rover has a mass of 28 kg.

Happy has a mass of 30 kg.

  

Rover's mass      Fido's mass

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

       

 

A cake has a mass of 250 g.

A melon has a mass of 2 kg.

  

mass of melon      mass of cake

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

A giant book has a height of 50 cm.

A melon is ½ m tall.

  

height of melon      height of book

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

  

 

A bicycle is 1 m tall.

4 year-old Jack is 100 cm tall.

  

Jack's height      height of bicycle

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

     

 

A camera has a mass of 550 g.

A cake has a mass of 1 kg.

  

mass of camera      mass of cake

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A goldfish bowl is 30 cm tall.

1 brick is 10 cm tall.

  

height of bowl      height of 3 bricks

<

>

=

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A goldfish bowl has a mass of 1500 g.

3 bricks have a mass of 1 kg.

  

mass of bowl      mass of 3 bricks

<

>

=

  • Question 1

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

                        

 

A stamp is 25 mm wide.

A sticker is 3 cm wide.

 

width of stamp      width of sticker

CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
25 mm < 30 mm
  • Question 2

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A book has a mass of 550 g.

A calculator has a mass of 350 g.

 

mass of book      mass of calculator

CORRECT ANSWER
>
EDDIE SAYS
550 g > 350 g
  • Question 3

Fill in the missing symbol.

                          

        Fido       Rover      Happy

 

Fido is 35 cm tall.

Rover is 45 cm tall.

Happy is 55 cm tall.

 

Fido's height      Happy's height

CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
35 cm < 55 cm
  • Question 4

Fill in the missing symbol.

                          

        Fido       Rover      Happy

 

Fido has a mass of 22 kg.

Rover has a mass of 28 kg.

Happy has a mass of 30 kg.

  

Rover's mass      Fido's mass

CORRECT ANSWER
>
EDDIE SAYS
28 kg > 22 kg
  • Question 5

Fill in the missing symbol.

       

 

A cake has a mass of 250 g.

A melon has a mass of 2 kg.

  

mass of melon      mass of cake

CORRECT ANSWER
>
EDDIE SAYS
2000 g > 250 g
  • Question 6

Fill in the missing symbol.

A giant book has a height of 50 cm.

A melon is ½ m tall.

  

height of melon      height of book

CORRECT ANSWER
=
EDDIE SAYS
½ metre = 50 cm
  • Question 7

Fill in the missing symbol.

  

 

A bicycle is 1 m tall.

4 year-old Jack is 100 cm tall.

  

Jack's height      height of bicycle

CORRECT ANSWER
=
EDDIE SAYS
1 metre = 100 cm
  • Question 8

Fill in the missing symbol.

     

 

A camera has a mass of 550 g.

A cake has a mass of 1 kg.

  

mass of camera      mass of cake

CORRECT ANSWER
<
EDDIE SAYS
550 g < 1000 g
  • Question 9

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A goldfish bowl is 30 cm tall.

1 brick is 10 cm tall.

  

height of bowl      height of 3 bricks

CORRECT ANSWER
=
EDDIE SAYS
Both are 30 cm tall.
  • Question 10

Fill in the missing symbol.

 

A goldfish bowl has a mass of 1500 g.

3 bricks have a mass of 1 kg.

  

mass of bowl      mass of 3 bricks

CORRECT ANSWER
>
EDDIE SAYS
1500 g > 1000 g
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