Titch and Ted begin their measurement challenge

Titch and Ted explore the days of the week, measurements and the value of pennies and pounds.

Meet Titch, a very keen mathematician, and Ted, her easily distracted uncle. Ted is extremely keen to buy a robot dog and so a job must be found to raise the funds. As they prepare to find a job, Titch introduces Ted to the idea that a circle can be different sizes and still be the same shape. Titch also explains the days of the week, measurements and how different coins have different values.Contains some scenes which could be imitated by younger viewers. Teacher review recommended prior to use in class.

Teacher Notes

Could be used with a lesson or unit of work about measurement. Pupils might think about the questions – when do we measure things? What are the things we measure? Why might we measure? Pupils might start exploring a calendar, identifying the days that Titch sees Ted and those when she doesn’t. Pupils could be encouraged to talk about mass, predicting if one item is heavier or lighter than the other and explaining their thoughts. Could also be used to support understanding of £1 = 100p, the relative size of 1p and £1 and the value of different coins. Might also be used to stimulate discussion around other coins we know and their relative value.

Curriculum Notes

KS1 maths:Measures - Money - zphrxsgTime - z9k6cwxWeight and mass - z8wn82pMathematical skills - Problem solving - ztp4tyc