# 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

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.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.6
MSS1/E3.6
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## The way we weigh

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

## Metric measure cards

Handy cards to help students with metric measurements. Created for students who learnt Imperial measures at school, but helpful to other students as well.
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Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.4
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Metric units slider

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

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Sending an eBay parcel

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

## Metric units of measure - conversions

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.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.5
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Postal rates worksheet

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

Level
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6

## Estimating and measuring weight & capacity

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

Level
E3
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
ICT
General ICT resources
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

## Wordle activities for Entry level numeracy

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 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s