Our maths topic in Year 2 has been based around different weights and measurements. We have introduced to the children the idea of estimating, and how this can be a useful concept during our maths and science investigations.
We set up a basic experiment, involving estimating, and then weighing a selection of our favourite animals. Working in small groups, each pupil chose a plastic animal and then estimated the weight in marbles. We put our estimates to the practical test by weighing these.
All of the results were recorded and logged, so that we could get an indication as to how good our original estimates were. You can watch short video of the Year 2 weights and measurements investigation in the video above.