Measuring Mass with Informal Units Unit Plan

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Measuring Mass with Informal Units Unit Plan

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5 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

This Mathematics unit addresses the concept of measuring, comparing and ordering mass using informal units.

It consists of 5 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Introduction to Mass

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the concept of mass by comparing and ordering objects.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Using Balance Scales

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will create a set of balance scales for measuring and comparing the masses of objects.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Comparing and Ordering Mass

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop the concept of mass by comparing and ordering the masses of objects.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Mass Investigation - How Heavy Are the Objects in Your Classroom?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of mass to a real-world context.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Revision of Mass

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will revise and consolidate the concept of mass.

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Lesson 6 (Assessment) 30 minutes

Assessment - Measuring Mass with Informal Units

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A 30 minute assessment in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of mass.

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