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# Exploring Weight with 1st & 2nd class Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for 1st & 2nd class, supports the exploration of the Measures strand, in particular Weight, through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
6 resources in this Learning Path

1

### 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.

in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

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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2

### Number Balance

https://nrich.maths.org/4725/index Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type:

This problem requires children to utilise their knowledge of number bonds in an unusual context and requires them to explain and reason through their solutions. Pupils will need practical experience of working with balances, if possible.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Strand: Number

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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3

### Weight - Seesaws

https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/seesaws Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type:

This unit comprises 5 stations, which involve the students comparing the weight of two or more objects.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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4

### Weight - Making benchmarks: Mass

https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/making-benchmarks-mass Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type:

This unit explores the idea of having benchmarks of 1 kilogram and 1/2 kilogram or 500 grams to aid in estimating the mass of given objects.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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5

### Whole class maths game - Weight (1st class)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13160/12797.pdf Added: 02 Dec 2014 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Whole class maths game - Weight (1st class)

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• estimate, compare, measure and record weight using non-standard units
• estimate, measure and record weight using standard unit (the kilogram) and solve simple problems
• select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments

Suggestions for use: Whole class maths game - Weight (1st class)

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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6

### Clock Wise - Time Diary

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32054/31796.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Assessment / Worksheet / Activity

Time Diary template associated with previous Clock Wise activity on learning path. This can be a daily activity and adapted to suit.

Learners can record what they are doing on the hour and half-hour. The diary form asks them to either draw the hands on the analogue clock or write the time on the digital clock. They can either draw a picture or write what they are doing.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• read time in hours and half-hours on 12-hour analogue clock
• read time in hours and half-hours on digital clock
• read time in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours on 12-hour analogue clock

Suggestions for use: Assessment

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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