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Exploring Weight with 5th & 6th class Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for 5th & 6th 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 & Weighing Objects - Worksheet 2

http://www.sess.ie/sites/default/fi...surement_worksheet_3_weighing_2.pdf Added: 07 Sep 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet where students use a weighing scales to find the weight of 12 objects in your home. They can be
items of food, furniture, pottery, books, etc. (anything that will fit on the scales). 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
3-4 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)

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

JC
L2LP

Strand: Numeracy

Strand unit: 04. Awareness of Weight & Capacity

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

Weighing Fruit

https://nrich.maths.org/6055 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: Kathleen Byrne Resource type:

This problem will help pupils gain some awareness of different weight measures and introduces them to the idea of conversion between units of measure.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

Cooking Pancake - Functional Maths

https://www.skillsworkshop.org/reso...s/cooking-pancakes-functional-maths Added: 14 Feb 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

This is a nice activity based on a pancake recipe. There are maths activities for money (the class is asked to find the price of each ingredient), measurements (the required amount of each ingredient to serve more or less people) and data (which toppings are preferred by the class).

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Money - Euro


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Money - Euro


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Whole class maths game - Weight (6th class)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13066/12703.pdf Added: 25 Nov 2014 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Whole class maths game - Weight (6th class)

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • rename measures of weight
  • select and use appropriate instruments of measurement

Suggestions for use: Whole class maths game - Weight (6th class)

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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6

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:

7

How do you Weigh a Live Whale?

https://theconversation.com/how-do-...do%20you%20weigh%20a%20live%20whale Added: 03 Oct 2019 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Online article from The Conversation written by an assistant professor of marine biology in Aarhus University and funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society. The article describes how we know whales weigh nearly 40 tonnes by using a technique called photogrammetry.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight

Suggestions for use: Article to engage students interest in measurement and SI units.

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 3. Relationships between Physical Observables

Suggestions for use: Article to engage students interest in measurement and SI units.

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Language: English
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