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# Exploring Weight with Junior & Senior Infants Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for Junior & Senior Infants, supports the exploration of the Measures strand, in particular Weight, through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
5 resources in this Learning Path

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### Measures Handbook - PDST Numeracy

This manual has been designed by members of the Professional Development Service for Teachers. The aim of this Teacher’s Handbook is to assist teachers in teaching the strand of Measures (infants to 6th
class). This comprises the Strand Units of Length, Area, Weight, Capacity, Time and Money. This resource is
intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum
(PSMC) rather than replace it.

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#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Strand: Measures

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the handbook as an instructional framework advocating methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving

Asset type:
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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### Weight - Presents

https://nrich.maths.org/9720 Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type:

This resource compares weights using non-standard measures of presents. It also develops the skill of describing size and exploring 3D shapes.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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### Weight - Tricky Bags

https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/tricky-bags Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

This unit comprises 5 stations, which involve the students developing an awareness of the attributes of volume and mass. The focus is on the development of the language of measurement.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Suggestions for use: A suitable activity in school or at home to explore early awareness of what mass and weight are.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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### Guess the Weight Scavenger Hunt

https://mathathome.org/lessons/guess-the-weight/ Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type: Lesson Plan / Other

A lesson for early years children to explore weight in the home or school environment. Encourages language development.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Suggestions for use: Suitable for home or school.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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5

### Whole class maths game - Weight (Junior Infants)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13129/12766.pdf Added: 01 Dec 2014 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Whole class maths game - Weight (Junior Infants)

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• compare objects according to weight
• develop an understanding of the concept of weight through exploration, handling of objects and use of appropriate vocabulary

Suggestions for use: Whole class maths game - Weight (Junior Infants)

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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