# MSS1/E3.6

MSS1/E3.6 Read, estimate, measure and compare weight using common and standard units. (a) read simple scales to the nearest labelled or unlabelled division e.g. with two or ten divisions between the numbered points on the scale (b) know that 1000g = 1 kg

## Christmas recipe activities

Submitted by Judith White on Mon, 2013-12-16 09:19

#### Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Eight different tasks based on three delightful Christmas mincemeat recipes – accompanied by very enticing photographs!. Suitable for E3-L2. Tasks cover metric measures, a web investigation, converting between metric and Imperial units, and ratio and proportion. Fully mapped to the Functional Maths criteria.

## The way we weigh

Submitted by David Hills on Thu, 2013-09-12 09:12

#### Level: E2, E3, L1

Functional Skills maths across several levels.
A practical exercise involving estimation (of weight), weighing items and calculating range and mean.

Editor’s note
With detailed Functional Maths mapping

## Metric measure cards

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Tue, 2012-05-22 11:41

#### Level: E3, L1

Handy cards to help students with metric measurements. Created for students who learnt Imperial measures at school, but helpful to other students as well.
Print onto card and cut out.

## Metric units slider

Submitted by Joaquin Llorente on Fri, 2012-01-20 10:04

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

Inspired by Jane Russell’s place value slider (see below), this slider allows for easy conversion of metric units. I printed the sliders on A3 paper so there would be enough to pull from both sides. I used different colours for weight, distance and capacity.

An illustrated example shows how to use the sliders. Sets of 4 sliders are on different pages to make it easier to print on different colour paper. A photograph of the finsihed slider i salso availalbe below

## Sending an eBay parcel

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-06-15 17:43

#### Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Extracting information from tables (you will need an up-to-date postal prices leaflet – free from any post office or download link provided) followed by hands-on practice weighing parcels. Ideal for, and fully mapped to, Functional Maths.

## Metric units of measure - conversions

Submitted by Joaquin Llorente on Thu, 2011-04-14 11:11

#### Level: E3, L1, L2

This Powerpoint presentation describes, with examples, a simple method to convert between metric units. The method is based on a table similar to a place value table.

I use this method over 3 or 4 lessons. In the first lesson I introduce the table using distance units and encourage the students to remember the number of columns and the headings.

## Postal rates worksheet

Submitted by Leia Fee on Sun, 2010-05-02 22:13

#### Level: E3

A lovely hands-on measuring / weighing / extracting data activity (you will need a selection of letters and packets) for Entry 3.

## Estimating and measuring weight & capacity

Submitted by Carol Smith on Mon, 2009-05-25 17:25

#### Level: E3

Estimating and measuring weight & capacity is a useful ICT based online supermarket exercise.

## Wordle activities for Entry level numeracy

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2008-09-03 16:52

#### Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Fabulous word and number cloud activities for E1 (maths words), E2 (odd even nos. and 2D shapes) and E3 (recognise, sort and and order metric measures). With instructions, extension ideas and answer sheets.