Sunday, 29 October 2017
Learning all about MASS!
In Maths lessons last week we explored the concept of Mass. Students were able to sort objects on the basis of their mass and compare two or more objects according to their masses using appropriate uniform informal units of measurement.
Students also sorted a variety of objects according to their mass by comparing whether they are heavier or lighter than others by using their hefting skills and estimating.
They were able to use an equal arm balance to find collections of objects that have the same mass and recorded comparisons of mass informally using drawings, numerals and words.
Once balanced, students were able to make statements such as “It is heavier than two blocks, but lighter than three blocks so its mass must be between two and three blocks. It might be two and a half." We had lots of fun exploring the concept of mass!