Good morning 4B!
This week our Maths learning is all about weight and mass.
We measure weight using a scale, for todays learning we will need a balance scale.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got one at home, we are going to make one together using things that we can find in our houses!
Here are some ideas of how to make a balance scale:
Now that we have got our very own balance scale we can start exploring!
For our learning today we are going to be weighing all sorts of healthy foods from the kitchen.
Can you think of any healthy foods you could weigh?
Watch the video to see which foods I have chosen 🙂
Now watch the videos to see what our learning tasks are, the tasks will get more challenging as we go!
This first video looks at finding which object is heavy or light using the balance scale, comparing two objects.
Now it is your turn to use your healthy food at home!
- Put something in each basket:
- Can you show your grownup which one is light?
- Can you show your grownup which one is heavy?
For this video we are going to find out how many light objects weigh the same as a heavy object.
- Choose a heavy food, and a light food:
- Now it is your turn to count how many light objects it will take to be the same as one heavy one.
The next video is all about estimating! How many light fruit/veg will it take to weigh the same as a heavy one?
It is now time to do your own estimating!
- Remember: estimating is just guessing, it doesn’t matter if it is right or not right, it is about giving it a go.
- First we need to make our estimation.
- Then we need to check our answer to see how close we were.
Our final learning challenge is to compare the weight of 3 objects and say which one is lighter than and heavier than.
Now you can weigh your own fruit and vegetables at home!
- Can you put them in the order from heaviest to lightest?
Here is a communication board to help you with your learning 🙂
Now that you have done some hands on learning, you might like to do these challenge cards.
Let us know what you think about todays Maths learning! You can leave a comment on the post or send us an email with pictures of your amazing learning!