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Exploring Weight with 3rd & 4th class Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for 3rd & 4th class, supports the exploration of the Weight strand through a series of challenges, tasks and activities.
7 resources in this Learning Path

1

Measures Handbook - PDST Numeracy

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19602/19325.pdf Added: 24 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Handbook

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

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

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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2

Estimates & Measurement - Weighing Objects

http://www.sess.ie/sites/default/fi...surement_worksheet_2_weighing_1.pdf Added: 07 Sep 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet where students use a weighing scales to find the weight of these objects in the classroom.
Estimate your answer first. Then give your answer in g and kg. Worksheet from the SESS website.

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LCA Mathematical Applications
JC Science
JC Mathematics
5-6 Mathematics
JC L2LP

How it maps to the curriculum

LCA
Mathematical Applications

Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living

Strand unit: 1. Estimation & Calculator


Strand: Module 1 - Mathematics for Living

Strand unit: 2. Measurement (Area,Volume,Capacity,Weight)

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 1. Using Measuring Instruments

JC
Mathematics

Strand: 2. Numbers

Strand unit: 3. Proportionality (E.g. Currency Exchange)

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

JC
L2LP

Strand: Numeracy

Strand unit: 04. Awareness of Weight & Capacity

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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3

Weigh the Letter

http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html Added: 18 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

This interactive site gets the user to weigh a letter or a parcel and type in the weight. If it is correct the item gets delivered!

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

Whole class maths game - Weight (3rd class)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13088/12725.pdf Added: 27 Nov 2014 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Whole class maths game - Weight (3rd class)

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate, compare, measure and record the weight of a wide variety of objects using appropriate metric units (kg, g)
  • solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving the addition and subtraction of units of weight (kg and g)

Suggestions for use: Whole class maths game - Weight (3rd class)

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

What's My Weight?

https://nrich.maths.org/210 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type:

This problem would be useful when the group are looking at balancing weights and using grams and kilos. It requires some clear thinking and some calculation but should not take long to do.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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6

Easter Egg Maths

https://www.skillsworkshop.org/reso...ggs-functional-maths-investigations Added: 09 Mar 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Worksheet

To use this worksheet the child/group/class will need 5 Easter Eggs in boxes, this could work nicely as one station in your Maths lesson. The same 5 eggs can move to a different group each day. The child is asked to list the eggs by weight, identify any 2D/3D shapes they see on the boxes, identify which they found most appealing and why. The are also asked to explore the dates bought and the sell by dates, to measure the boxes and perimeter, use a calendar and find data from a bar chart.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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7

Weight - Who wants to be a milllionare?

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/14792/14431.ppt Added: 21 Jul 2015 Contributor: Eanna Glynn Resource type: Game / Presentation

15 questions asking children questions about the topic mass.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • rename units of weight in kg and g
  • rename units of weight using decimal or fraction form

Suggestions for use: Revision for end of topic Weight.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • rename measures of weight

Suggestions for use: Revision for end of topic Weight.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

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