MSS1/E2.6 Read, estimate, measure and compare weight using common standard units (e.g. kilogram). (a) know that a kilogram is a metric unit of weight and have an idea of the weight relative to familiar quantities, e.g. items of food. (b) recognise and write kilogram in full and abbreviated to kilo and kg (c) understand kilogram divisions on a simple scale

The way we weigh

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

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/L1.3, MSS1/E2.5, HD1/L1.4, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.9, MSS1/E2.10, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project

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

Sending an eBay parcel

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

Numeracy: Number, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, HD1/E2.1, HD1/E3.1, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.9, MSS1/E3.6

Context: Independent living

Level: E2, E3

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.

Wordle activities for Entry level numeracy

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

Numeracy: N1/E1.4, N1/E1.5, N1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.5, MSS2/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1, MSS1/E2.6, N1/E3.6, MSS1/E2.7, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.7

Free tags: Wordle

Level: E1, E2, E3

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.

Posting parcels

Submitted by Lynn Savage on Tue, 2007-05-01 14:04

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.6, MSS2/E3.1, MSS1/E3.5, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/L1.4

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

Posting parcels provides a wonderful realistic and practical task – working out the cost of sending various sized parcels by Royal Mail. Covers weighing, measuring, reading information from tables, awareness of 3d shapes and space, etc.
Written by Lynn Savage and Judith Ryan

Estimating and measuring weights

Submitted by Kate Hart on Tue, 2007-03-27 17:18

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/L1.4

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

Level: E2, E3, L1

Two work sheets (one also includes Imperial measures) for a great hands-on ‘measures’ session. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

(Kate suggests that you ensure all measurements are securely covered or blacked out to avoid peaking!).

Measure cards

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2004-02-07 14:02

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, MSS1/E2.6, MSS1/E2.7, MSS1/L1.2, MSS1/L2.2, MSS1/E3.4, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4, MSS1/L1.5, MSS1/L1.7, MSS1/L2.3, MSS1/L2.6

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

4 sets of word cards, 2 sets of picture cards. Sort, match, order and group cards. Metric measures, imperial measures, units of time, measuring instruments, suitable units. Makes great starter or revision activities. Build active learning into your lessons. Ideal for visual and kinaesthetic learners.

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