Little Man is much smaller than you and me. Here is a picture of him standing next to an ordinary mug.

Can you estimate how tall he is? How tall do you think Little Man’s mug might be?

My mug is 10 centimetres tall and it holds 300 millilitres but mugs come in different sizes. How big is your mug?

Can you estimate how many “Little Man mugs” of tea might fill one of our mugs?

How many 5 millilitre spoonfuls do you think it would it take to fill Little Man’s mug? It is important to know about millilitre measures which are used in prescribing medicines.

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This problem is adapted from the NRICH task Little Man with permission of the University of Cambridge. All rights reserved.

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