MSS1/E2.6

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

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

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.10
MSS1/E2.9
MSS1/E2.6
HD1/L1.4
MSS1/E2.5
HD1/L1.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

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.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E2.9
MSS1/E2.6
HD1/E3.1
HD1/E2.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Number
Context
Independent living

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. Ideal for display (and annotation) on a smartboard.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:

Level
E1
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS2/E2.1
AN N1/E1.4
AN N1/E1.5
N1/E2.5
N1/E3.6
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E3.1

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

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/L1.4
MSS2/E3.1

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!).

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/L1.4

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/L2.2
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.4
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.6