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Measurement: Choosing the Best Type

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

'Measurement: Choosing the Best Type' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

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).

Longer lengths are measured in metres (m).

Longer distances are measured in kilometres (km).



Small capacities are measured in millilitres (ml).

Larger capacities are measured in litres (l).


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