Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Weight - fifth and sixth class

Content for fifth class

The child should be enabled to

  • Select and use appropriate instruments of measurement
  • Choose measurement instruments appropriate to given tasks, e.g. balance, kitchen scales, bathroom scales and spring balance
  • Estimate and measure weight using appropriate metric units?
    Estimate and measure a large variety of objects use appropriate measuring units
    grams (pencils and copybooks) kilograms (school bags and people)?

Content for sixth class

The child should be enabled to

  • Select and use appropriate instruments of measurement
  • Rename measures of weight.
    Rename measurements of appropriate metric units.
    Express results as fractions or decimals of appropriate metric units i.e. 750 g = 0.75 kg or 4 kg 45 g = 4.045 kg.