PP1 Mathematics Curriculum Design: sub strand 3.2 Mass (Heavy and Light)
Specific Learning Outcomes
By the end of the substrand, the learner should be able to:
a) lift different objects in their environment.
b) compare heavy and light objects in the environment.
c) appreciate objects of different mass in their environment
Suggested Learning Experiences
• Demonstrate lifting objects of different mass.
• Few learners demonstrate lifting objects of different mass.
• In groups or pairs, individually, learners compare mass of different objects in their environment.
• In groups or pairs, learners play games involving comparison of mass (play on a sea saw; back to back lifting).
• Learners to watch a video on measuring heavy and light objects
Key Inquiry Questions
- What can you say about this object?
- Which object is heavier or lighter?
- How can you tell the object is heavier?
- Communication and collaboration when working in pairs/groups
- Learning to learn when comparing mass of different objects
- Digital literacy when playing games involving mass using ICT
Link to PCIs:
- Citizenship: communication and collaboration as they collect objects
- Life skills: Observation of safety as they lift objects.
- Values: sharing, turn taking.
Link to other activity areas:
- Psychomotor and creative as they play games and lift different objects
- Language as they talk about heaviness and lightness of objects
Suggested community service:– non-formal activity to support learning through application: Learners toCollect garbage in paper bags of different sizes and dispose in the compost pit
Suggested learning resources:
Sand, water, stones, blocks, leaves, chairs, tables
Suggested Assessment Rubric:
Lifting and comparing different objects in the environment
Lift and compare different objects in the environment as the teacher instructs
Lift different objects in the environment but has difficulty in comparing
Lift different objects in the environment but cannot compare