Miles and Kilometres
Notes and Guidance
Children need to know that 5 miles is approximately equal to 8 km. They should use this fact to find approximate conversions from miles to km and from km to miles. They should be taught the meaning of the symbol ‘≈’ as “is approximately equal to”.
Give an example of a length you would measure in miles or km.
If we know 5 miles ≈ 8 km, how can we work out 15 miles converted to km?
Can you think of a situation where you may need to convert between miles and kilometres?