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  • Oldham,
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problem solving using weighing in Year 1

We have used balance scales this week in our  practical Maths lessons. We firstly learnt how to make the scales level-making our weighing accurate.

In Curriculum 2014, Maths it is recommended that...

Pupils should be taught to:

 compare, describe and solve practical problems for:   mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than] 


So our task was to find objects around the class which were heavier than a whiteboard eraser. The children worked in a small group of 3, so they obviously had to work co-operatively.

At Rushcroft, one of our behaviour expectations is "we co - operate".....

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