Maths Self Improvement Plan
Just a little reminder that we will be focusing on the measures strand "WEIGHT" this month. Your child will have practical maths tasks on this topic this week for homework. Please take time to help your child complete the tasks. While we are focusing on this topic just now keep it in mind as you go about your daily tasks at any time and discuss the language of weight with your child as the opportunity arises.
Look at the weight on food packages.
Bring your child grocery shopping and let her/him help you fill trolley and help you put groceries away when you come home.
Check how many oranges/apples/ bananas in 1 Kg/2 Kg.
Check out items that weigh 1 Kg, less than /more than 1 Kg.
Sort food items into one of these 3 categories before you put them away.
Discuss which items are heavy/light, heaviest/lightest.
Let your child help you with a cooking recipe and help you weigh out the ingredients.
Let your child help you weigh your case if you are going on a plane flight.
Discuss this topic when on a see-saw in the park.
Some useful resources for this topic are a variety of scales,
marbles, wooden blocks, pencils, rubbers, copies, coins, beads, large paper clips, cotton wool, feathers, sponges, buttons and household items e.g. bags of sugar, flour, rice, pasta, beans, potatoes, cereals, etc..
If you have a variety of different sized boxes from Xmas you can wrap them up as presents, with items in them, for children to guess which is lightest /heaviest.
Note the biggest box isn't always the heaviest!!!
Thanks for your continued support.