# Lesson 1

Morning mathematicians, this week it is all about weights and capacity.  We are going to use standard and non standard units to measure with.  Non standard means using something that isn't grams or kilograms.  So for instance you could have fun weighing things with lego pieces (making sure they are all the same size of course), pasta (you could try different sizes macaroni or bow pasta).  Or be creative what have you got in the house.  Remember to have some fun!!!!

Yes fun with Maths, it is possible!

So lets get started.

Starter:  Lets get those brains warmed up with some times tables.  Set the extra challenge of counting backwards!  2, 4, 6, 8  then 8, 6, 4, 2 ! Play this with someone and they can shout "CHANGE" and you have to change direction of the count.

We're going to look at the language heaviest and lightest.  Take a selection of shoes from around the house.  Place one shoe in one hand, another shoe in the other hand.  Decide which is heaviest or lightest.  Then order the shoes from lightest to heaviest.  What else could you weigh like this around the house?

If you have some scales around the house you could pick six or more small objects.  Then weigh them and record your findings on the graph sheet below.

Task three: (and by far the best one I think)

Make a cake (Chocolate fudge cake ), banana bread or follow the flap jack recipe below.  Look carefully at the scale and make sure you are weighing accurately!  Then......... EAT IT!  Told you, you'd enjoy today's lesson.

Don't forget to send pictures please.

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