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Years 1 and 2 - Mass or Weight?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by ESLAB, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. ESLAB

    ESLAB New commenter

    Hi, A quick question - I am teaching about Measures in maths next week and wondered if I refer to the 'weight of an object' or 'the mass of an object'? Thanks.
  2. ShadowMan

    ShadowMan New commenter

    You should really call it mass. But use lots of alternative wording such as 'how heavy is it?' to reinforce what mass means. The word 'weight' almost has two meanings; it has its mathematical/scientific meaning and its everyday/ man of the street (technically incorrect) meaning. So don't worry too much if the chidren are using it.
  3. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Both. No harm starting early.

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