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Select the Most Appropriate Unit of Measure

In this worksheet, students will select the most sensible measurement or unit of measurement for the given object.

' Select the Most Appropriate Unit of Measure' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Different Measures

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview


Small masses are measured in grams (g) 

A drawing pin has a mass of 1 g.



Large masses are measured in kilograms (kg) 

A bag of sugar has a mass of 1 kg.



Small lengths are measured in millimetres (mm) or centimetres (cm)

We would measure the length of an ant in mm


an ant

We would measure the length of a book in cm


a red book


Longer lengths are measured in metres (m)

We would measure the length of a classroom in m




Longer distances are measured in kilometres (km)

We would measure the distance between towns in km




Small capacities are measured in millilitres (ml)

We would measure a glass of milk in ml


glass of milk

Larger capacities are measured in litres (l)

We would measure a bucket of water in l


bucket of water



In this activity, we will use the information on this page to answer a variety of questions.


We can look at this page again at any point by clicking on the red help button that will appear on the screen.


Good luck!


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