Below are some suggestions for oral and mental maths, number work and number operations. Again, all of these activities are suggestions. However, we feel that keeping your child engaged with some maths work during this time will be beneficial for them in the long run and for their return to school.
Suggested work for week 25th - 29th May
This week we are beginning to look at weight. Below are 6 new activities relating to weight, some of these activities include some worksheets that were sent home in the packs last week. All of these activities are optional and you can pick and choose which activities you would like to complete and in what order, however, I would recommend starting with activity 1 as it is a good introduction to the topic. You might like to include your student in some baking or cooking as this will help them use weight in a practical way and see it's purposes.
Activity 1: Weight powerpoint Click here to see an introduction to the topic of weight.
Activity 2: DIY Balance a Your child may have used a balance before in school. Look at the picture and have a go at making your own.
Toilet/ kitchen roll tube
The lid of a box
Glue the side of the toilet roll tube to the middle of the top of the box lid.
Draw a line to in the lid to mark the two separate sections
Put an object in each end, whichever side goes down is holding the heavier object. Make sure to put your balance on a flat surface.
Activity 3: Weight worksheet.
Complete the 'Weight - Alternative questions' worksheet from your pack. This worksheet has 204 written on the bottom left corner and has a picture of a balance at the top.
Activity 4: Estimating and measuring with 1kg
Print out this worksheet or make your own version.
Find something in your house that weighs 1kg. (like a bag of flour)
Once you have held something that weighs 1kg, make some estimates of what you think might weigh more than, less than or the same as 1kg.
In the object box, write the name of the object you are using.
Guess what the object weighs in comparison to 1kg. Write what you think in the estimate box; more, less or same
Use the balance you made to find the result. Put the object you have that weighs 1kg on one side the balance and the object you made a guess about on the other side. Remember the side that is lower has the heavier object.
Was there a big difference in what you guessed and what you found out? Write about it in the difference box.
Activity 5: Light or heavy powerpoint quiz Download this powerpoint. Follow the instructions in the first slide to set it up.
Activity 6: Weight worksheet Complete the 'Weight - Early Finishers' worksheet from your pack. This worksheet has 205 written on the bottom right corner and has a picture of a balance at the bottom.
Revise 7 – tables . Tables can all be found on p.126 of Planet Maths First Class eBook on www.folensonline.ie Revise Counting forwards and backwards in 5’s up to 50 or even 100 if you can!!
Physically count in 5’s something you have at home e.g. counters, bricks, cubes, lego pieces, raisins, etc and physically move the items in pairs as you count in twos.
Then write out as you count 5, 10, 15, 20 etc
Play fuzz buzz where you take turns counting and clap instead of saying aloud multiples of 5 when playing for 5’s
Sound of number: Ask your child/children to close their eyes and tell them that will you drop an object e.g. a coin or anything that will make a sound into a container e.g. a biscuit tin . Ask your child how many drops were made, what is the value in the container? After dropping some objects into the container ask you child how many is there. Explain that you are going to take some away. Once you have taken some of the objects away ask your child to open their eyes. Ask them how many you took away and how many are left in the tin. As an added challenge ask your child what number they would like to count in 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's or 10's
Number work and number operations: Complete the mental maths worksheet from the pack. This is the worksheet that you child normally gets every week in school for maths homework. This week complete the sheet that begins with 'Find and colour this triangle' as question 1 on Monday. You may like to do one column every day of the week or do more than one column in a day.