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KS2 Maths Lesson Plan – Practise Measuring Skills by Working Out the Price of Posting Packages

Key Stage



Years 3-6


This lesson takes a little bit of preparation, but it’s well worth it to see pupils engaged with maths and enjoying problem-solving.

During this lesson, children will be apply their knowledge and understanding of measure to sort out an imaginary post office mix-up, while also demonstrating reasoning skills and teamwork.

This lesson works so well because children are engaged from the moment they set foot in the classroom. Maths really comes to life for pupils when they have the opportunity to apply their learning to a real-life situation.

What they’ll learn

  • Measure, compare, add and subtract masses and lengths
  • Read and interpret information presented in tables
  • Use a range of measuring tools
  • Understand and use scales with accuracy
  • Develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems

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KS2 Maths Lesson Plan – Practise Measuring Skills by Working Out the Price of Posting Packages

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