A project where students learn to use imperial and customary units to measure popcorn poppers and the popcorn they produce.
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This teaching resource is a project that teaches students about measuring popcorn using imperial and customary measures, including ounces, pounds and cups. Students will study different-sized popcorn poppers and use their mathematical knowledge to determine which would meet the demand for the popcorn that needs to be produced for a popular movie cinema.
In this project, students will learn and engage with:
- imperial units
- statistical graphs
- researching ideas and using prior knowledge
- stimulus comprehension
- number knowledge including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
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