Y1 Maths

Compare Mass Lesson

This Year 1 Compare Mass lesson covers the prior learning of using everyday language to describe weight, before moving onto the main skill of comparing mass.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 1: (1M1) Compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]
capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]
Time [for example, quicker, slower, earlier, later]

Mathematics Year 1: (1M2) Measure and begin to record: lengths and heights mass/weight capacity and volumetime (hours, minutes, seconds)

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of using everyday language to describe weight, before moving onto the main skill of compare mass. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Comparing Mass and Weight Video Tutorial, Katie explores the mass of a range of every day items such as spoons, cups, socks and pens. She uses key terminology such as heavy, light, heavier than, lighter than and equal to.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of using everyday language to describe weight, before moving onto the main skill of comparing mass.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step for a selection of resources and activities to support the prior learning for this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception Identifying Heavier and Lighter Game will help children develop their understanding of balance scales and the use of non-standard measures.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of compare mass.

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Practical Activities

Practical Activities

These practical activities include tasks covering a range of provision areas for pupils to practise the main skill of compare mass.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Measure Mass Flash Cards Game aims to support pupils' knowledge of measurement.

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Interactive Animation Activity

This Year 1 Compare Mass Interactive Animation supports pupils' understanding of comparing the weight of different objects using associated vocabulary, such as heavier, lighter or equal to. Children also use the inequality symbols to answer some questions.

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Extension

Extension

This compare mass extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the compare mass lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 1 Compare Mass Maths Challenge aims to extend pupils' knowledge of measurement.