# Primary Maths: Weight Resources

These activities for 7, 8, 9 and 10 year olds cover various aspects of weight including, measuring, estimating, reading a scale, choosing the most appropriate unit and the relationship between grams and kilograms.

For ages: 7 to 8
Fruity Scales
Drag items of fruit to the scales to find their weight in grams. Choose from the possible options to select the most acc... more info
First used for Objective
Read, to the nearest division and half-division, scales that are numbered or partially numbered; use the information to measure and draw to a suitable degree of accuracy
I can use a ruler or a tape measure to measure a length to the nearest 1/2 cm
Year 3, Block C, Unit 1

For ages: 7 to 8
Guess the Weight
Look at the picture of the object decide how much you think it weighs in grams or kilograms and click the answer.... more info
First used for Objective
Know the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements
I can estimate whether an object is lighter than a 100 g weight
Year 3, Block D, Unit 1

For ages: 8 & 9
Scales Estimate
The scales are used to weigh a variety of objects. Which of the four options is most likely to show the correct weight. ... more info
First used for Objective
Choose and use standard metric units and their abbreviations when estimating, measuring and recording length, weight and capacity; know the meaning of 'kilo', 'centi' and 'milli' and, where appropriate, use decimal notation to record measurements (e.g. 1.3 m or 0.6 kg)
I can measure lengths, weights, and times to help me find out more about a question I am exploring
Year 4, Block C, Unit 1

For ages: 8 to 9
Different Scales
There are three types of weighing scale, each has different divisions. Can you read the weight in grams shown on the sca... more info
First used for Objective
Interpret intervals and divisions on partially numbered scales and record readings accurately, where appropriate to the nearest tenth of a unit.
I can use different kinds of rulers and measuring tapes to measure lengths accurately.
Year 4, Block C, Unit 3

For ages: 7 to 10
Pouring Scales
How accurately can you weigh out some flour? Drag the bag to pour flour onto the scales, watch the pointer on the scales... more info
First used for Objective
Interpret intervals and divisions on partially numbered scales and record readings accurately, where appropriate to the nearest tenth of a unit
I can use kitchen scales or a bathroom scale to measure a weight
Year 4, Block D, Unit 1

For ages: 9 to 11
Measurement Quiz
Units of measurement quiz. Pick either litres or millilitres, grams or kilograms, millimetres, centimetres, metres or ki... more info
First used for Objective
Read, choose, use and record standard metric units to estimate and measure length, weight and capacity to a suitable degree of accuracy
I can use benchmarks to help me to estimate weight
Year 5, Block D, Unit 2

For ages: 8 to 9
Measuring Mayhem
Look at a series of objects can you select the most appropriate metric unit to measure and record it's weight, length or... more info
First used for Objective
Choose and use standard metric units and their abbreviations when estimating, measuring and recording length, weight and capacity; know the meaning of kilo, centi and milli and, where appropriate, use decimal notation to record measurements (e.g. 1.3 m or 0.6 kg).
I can estimate the length of a line in centimetres and millimetres and then measure the line to see how close my estimate was.
Year 4, Block C, Unit 3

For ages: 9 to 11
Mathrobats
The amazing mathrobats are performing all kinds of balancing tricks. Can you use the information they tell you to answer... more info
First used for Objective
Solve one-step and two-step problems involving whole numbers and decimals and all four operations, choosing and using appropriate calculation strategies, including calculator use
I can identify the steps I need to take to solve problems
Year 5, Block D, Unit 1

For ages: 9 to 11
Conversion Quiz
Convert units of measures between kilograms(kg) and grams(g), litres(l) and millilitres(ml), kilometres(km)and metres(m)... more info
First used for Objective
Read, choose, use and record standard metric units to estimate and measure length, weight and capacity to a suitable degree of accuracy (e.g. the nearest centimetre); convert larger to smaller units using decimals to one place (e.g. change 2.6kg to 2600g)
I can estimate and measure length in kilometres, metres, centimetres and millimetres using appropriate measuring instruments.
Year 5, Block C, Unit 3

For ages: 8 to 9
Feeding Time
First used for Objective
Choose and use standard metric units and their abbreviations when estimating, measuring and recording length, weight and capacity; know the meaning of 'kilo', 'centi' and 'milli' and, where appropriate, use decimal notation to record measurements (e.g. 1.3 m or 0.6 kg)
I know the relationships between units of weight
Year 4, Block D, Unit 1

For ages: 7 to 8
Dizzy Heights
Read the question to find out what weight the bags on the balloon have to be before it can take off. Drag the bags whic... more info
First used for Objective
Know the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements
I know how many grams are the same as 1 kg
Year 3, Block D, Unit 1

For ages: 6 to 7
Heaviest Object
Use simple scales to solve problems involving weight. Use the scales to compare the weight of objects and decide which i... more info
First used for Objective
Estimate, compare and measure lengths, weights and capacities, choosing and using standard units (m, cm, kg, litre) and suitable measuring instruments
I can use a balance to compare two things to see which is lighter
Year 2, Block C, Unit 1

For ages: 5 to 6
Weight Order
Use simple scales to solve problems involving weight. Use the scales to compare the weight of objects and compare which ... more info
First used for Objective
Describe ways of solving puzzles and problems, explaining choices and decisions orally or using pictures.
I can talk about how I solved a problem
Year 1, Block C, Unit 1